Outspoken pharmaceutical CEO Martin Shkreli arrested on securities fraud charges

December 17, 2015 4:41 PM

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Martin Shkreli, the former hedge fund manager vilified in nearly every corner of America for buying a pharmaceutical company and jacking up the price of a life-saving drug more than fiftyfold, was arrested Thursday on securities fraud charges unrelated to the furor.

The boyish-looking 32-year-old entrepreneur -- a relentlessly self-promoting figure who has called himself "the world's most eligible bachelor" on Twitter and recently plunged into the hip-hop world by buying an unreleased album by the group Wu-Tang Clan -- was in custody awaiting an appearance in f...

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