Martin Shkreli, face of a new economy, charged with an old-school crime

December 18, 2015 1:43 AM

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Martin Shkreli, face of a new economy, charged with an old-school crime

NEW YORK — Martin Shkreli is a biotech executive who favors open-collar shirts over lab coats, the founder of a hedge fund who eschewed discretion by broadcasting his life on YouTube, a pill seller who made no bones about his power to raise the price of his medicines.

He struck the very image of a hip young executive who reveled in his ability to shake up the very button-down worlds of high finance and pharmaceuticals.

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