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Martin Shkreli, a former pharmaceutical executive notorious for increasing the price of Daraprim by 5,000 percent, along with mounting sneering defenses of his actions and even issuing a bounty for one of Hillary Clinton’s hairs, was sentenced to seven years in prison for fraud.



  1. What had prosecutors sought for a sentence?
  2. What had the defense sought for a sentence?
  3. What were his fraud convictions related to?
  4. How much fine must Mr. Shkreli pay?
  5. What was the most interesting thing that you learned by reading the article?


Clifford, S. (2018). Martin Shkreli Sentenced to 7 Years in Prison for Fraud. The New York Times, Mar. 9 (Retrievable online at