IRS: Martin Shkreli Owes $4.5 Million in Unpaid Taxes

Brendan O'Connor · 02/11/16 04:45PM

Last month, the Internal Revenue Service filed a federal tax lien against Martin Shkreli, alleging that he owes the government quite a bit of money—$4,628,928.55, to be precise.

Ghostface Killah Deflates Goofy Martin Shkreli Beef With Deadly Serious Video

Jordan Sargent · 02/09/16 02:28PM

When he decided to further his surreal feud with the Wu-Tang Clan by trolling Ghostface Killah, Martin Shkreli probably assumed he would have the upper hand in a battle of making dumb videos for the internet. But today, Ghostface released his response to Shkreli (I Love the 2010s!) and it turns out to be not dumb at all.

Vice Social Media Editor Appears To Get Cozy With Martin Shkreli

Jordan Sargent · 02/08/16 06:40PM

A little after 1 a.m. this past Saturday morning, Martin Shkreli did what he does more or less all the time now: he turned on his computer and began livestreaming on YouTube to his small but feverish fanbase. Normally Shkreli might strum his guitar or engage in inane conversations with his viewers, but this time, at least at first, something was different: a woman was sitting on his lap, and later she would use several needles in an attempt to drain a cyst above his elbow.

Martin Shkreli's Company Price-Gouged a Dog, and Other Anecdotes

Brendan O'Connor · 02/03/16 12:04AM

On Thursday, the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform will hold a hearing on prescription drug prices. The committee has obtained more than 300,000 pages of documents from Turing Pharmaceuticals and Valeant Pharmaceuticals. Both have been accused of jacking up the price of necessary drugs (of which they were the sole supplier). Representative Elijah Cummings, the committee’s ranking member, released two memos on Tuesday highlighting the most illuminating emails, public relations strategy outlines, and corporate projections.

Cool, Martin Shkreli Dissed Ghostface Killah

Jordan Sargent · 01/28/16 03:45PM

It’s turning out to be a historic week for the most embarrassing beefs in the history of rap music. First, of course, B.o.B, Neil DeGrasse Tyson, and his nephew dissed each other over the shape of the planet Earth. But they were not to be outdone: now you can avail yourself of Martin Shkreli’s diss of the Wu-Tang Clan’s Ghostface Killah, though thankfully the pharmaceutical scrooge at least spared us his rapping.

Allie Jones · 12/30/15 12:06PM

KaloBios Inc., the biotech company that fired its CEO Martin Shkreli earlier this month after he was arrested for fraud, filed for bankruptcy today. That makes two former Shkreli companies that aren’t doing so hot: Turing Pharmaceuticals announced layoffs last week.

Martin Shkreli: I Was Only Pretending to Be Horrible

Jordan Sargent · 12/21/15 01:42PM

In his first interview since bailing himself out on federal fraud charges, pharmaceutical warlord Martin Shkreli told the Wall Street Journal that he was only a big dumb butthead on the internet as a grand social experiment, which given the outcome, seems like it ended up being a very bad experiment.

The Two Mysteries of Martin Shkreli's Last Livestream

Jordan Sargent · 12/17/15 06:11PM

Before he was hauled away by FBI agents for allegedly using various investors as pawns in what essentially amounted to a long Ponzi scheme, pharmaceutical dillweed Martin Shkreli did what he does frequently: sit in front of his computer and livestream on YouTube nonsensically. As people have gone back and reviewed his last hours of freedom, two puzzling mysteries have emerged from the otherwise banal footage.