Jul 5, 2017

Judge tells Martin Shkreli to "stop talking"

Susan Walsh / AP

A U.S. district judge Wednesday ordered former hedge fund manager and pharmaceutical executive Martin Shkreli to stop talking to the media and tweeting about his trial for securities fraud, per NBC.

"All your client has to do is stop talking in the courthouse and around the perimeter of the courthouse," said U.S. District Judge Kiyo Matsumoto.

Shkreli reportedly mocked the prosecutors as a "junior varsity" team, told reporters he hadn't prepared necessary documents and told a female witness she couldn't be a victim because she ended up making money. "I was shocked that there were these comments... there's a great risk jurors will be exposed," said Matsumo, suggesting such comments could taint the jury.

Flashback: Shkreli came under fire in 2015 for raising the price of an AIDS drug by more than 5,000 percent, but he's currently on trial facing eight counts of wire and securities fraud for what prosecutors have called a five-year campaign to defraud investors.

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