Martin Shkreli sent to federal prison after being denied “more pleasant” minimum security camp

'Pharma Bro' sent to the same prison as Johnny Depp's character from 'Blow'

Martin Shkreli has reportedly been sent to a federal prison after being denied a request to serve his sentence at a minimum-security camp.

So-called ‘Pharma Bro’ Shkreli – once dubbed the “most hated man in America” – was convicted of fraud last August and sentenced to seven years in prison in March of this year.

During his sentencing last month, Shkreli is reported to have broken down crying while begging for “mercy” from the judge.


Now CNBC reports that Shkreli has had a request to serve his time at a minimum-security federal camp in Pennsylvania denied.

Instead, Shkreli will spend the rest of his 7-year sentence at Fort Dix in New Jersey, the same prison that held George Jung, the former drug kingpin portrayed by Johnny Depp in Blow.

The CNBC report suggests that Shkreli’s team had been pushing for a stay at FCI Canaan in Pennsylvania because “such a camp is considered safer for inmates, and a relatively more pleasant place to do one’s sentence, than facilities with higher levels of security.”

Martin Shkreli
Martin Shkreli


Following Shkreli’s sentencing, it was reported that ‘Once Upon A Time In Shaolin’, the one-of-a-kind Wu-Tang Clan album that Martin Shkreli bought for $2 million, could be “disposed of” by the US government.


As part of his fraud conviction, Shkreli has been ordered to forfeit the Wu-Tang album as well as an alleged copy of ‘Tha Carter V’, a long-delayed and unreleased Lil Wayne album.


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