A judge has ordered "Pharma Bro" Martin Shkreli to forfeit $7.36 million to the federal government ahead of his securities fraud sentencing, including assets such as the only existing copy of the Wu-Tang Clan's Once Upon a Time in Shaolin, NBC New York reports.
Shkreli previously threatened to destroy the $2 million album after Wu-Tang Clan member Ghostface Killah called Shkreli a "s---head." Shkreli retaliated by making a video with masked henchmen in which he mocked Ghostface Killah for being "old" and called him by his "government name," Dennis.
In addition to giving up Once Upon a Time in Shaolin, Shkreli was also ordered to surrender the only existing copy of Lil Wayne's unreleased The Carter V. (Musicians: Stop doing this). He also is required to give up a Pablo Picasso painting.
Shkreli first drew public ire after his pharmaceutical company hiked the price of a cancer and HIV drug by 5,000 percent. He was convicted of defrauding investors during his time as a hedge fund manager in 2017, and while he was shortly free on a $5 million bond he was locked up after offering $5,000 for a lock of Hillary Clinton's hair.
Shkreli's sentencing is expected Friday. Read why Pascal-Emmanuel Gobry believes the Pharma Bro is an American hero who deserves to be freed at The Week.