Brafman admits what everyone suspected: he wanted to punch Shkreli in the face

It was all over the news recently – the saga of “Pharma Bro” Martin Shkreli merifully came to an end.

Shkreli became notorious for any number of things including jacking up the price of a lifesaving drug by 5,000% and for unrelenting internet snark directed at his critics. His smug appearance before Congress last year didn’t help either.

Shkreli was convicted of securities fraud last year and his sentencing hearing was held last week before Federal Judge Kiyo Matsumoto in New York. Shkreli’s attorney, Benjamin Brafman acknowledged during the hearing what everyone in America suspected – that he too, sometimes wanted to punch Shkreli in the face.

Shkreli’s bravado was nowhere to be seen on Friday when he tearfully admitted he was wrong and apologized to investors. Judge Masumoto sentenced him to 7 years in prison – considerably more time than defense lawyers sought but also substantially less than the 15 years prosecutors sought.

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