Judge denies request by 'delusional' Martin Shkreli to be released for COVID-19 research
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Martin Shkreli is serving a seven-year prison sentence for a 2017 conviction. (File photo)

via KTLA:

NEW YORK (KTLA) -- A judge has rejected convicted pharmaceutical executive Martin Shkreli’s request to be let out of prison to research a coronavirus treatment.

U.S. District Judge Kiyo Matsumoto noted that probation officials viewed that claim as the type of “delusional self-aggrandizing behavior” that led to his conviction.


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Matsumoto wrote in a nine-page ruling Saturday that the man known as the “Pharma Bro” failed to demonstrate extraordinary and compelling factors that would require his release under home confinement rules.

Shkreli is serving a seven-year prison sentence for a 2017 conviction.

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