NEW YORK (AP) — A former pharmaceutical company CEO who became a pariah after raising the cost of a life-saving medication 5,000 percent just can’t keep quiet.
Even with his securities fraud trial set to begin with jury selection on Monday, Martin Shkreli (SHKREHL’-ee) hasn’t stopped preening for cameras and trolling on social media. Legal experts say the behavior has upended conventional wisdom about avoiding negative pretrial publicity.
His lawyer claimed last year the 34-year-old Shkreli had agreed to lay low until his case was resolved. But since then, he’s gone online to call members of Congress “imbeciles” and mock a freelance journalist in a way that got him kicked off of Twitter.
Shkreli told The Associated Press that he’s “excited” about the trial.
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