U.S. government sells one-of-a-kind Wu-Tang Clan album to pay off Martin Shkreli's debt

Martin Shkreli.
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Wu-Tang isn't just for the children — it's also for the filthy rich.

In 2015, former hedge fund manager Martin Shkreli purchased at auction the sole copy of the Wu-Tang Clan album Once Upon a Time in Shaolin for $2 million. Shkreli, who earned the nickname "Pharma Bro" after he hiked the price of an anti-parasitic drug from $13.50 to $750 per pill, had to forfeit the album in 2017, after he was convicted of securities fraud and sentenced to seven years in prison.

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