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'Pharma Bro' Martin Shkreli Arrested on Securities Fraud Charges

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This story originally appeared on Fortune Magazine

, the now-notorious CEO of Turing Pharmaceuticals, has been arrested on suspicion of securities fraud, according to Bloomberg News.

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Martin Shkreli, the now-notorious CEO of Turing Pharmaceuticals.

Shkreli, 32, became infamous earlier this year when he drastically raised the price of a drug taken by AIDS patients, but Bloomberg said the case against him is unrelated to that.

Instead, prosecutors have charged him with illegally taking stock from Retrophin Inc., a biotech firm which he founded in 2011, and using it to pay off unrelated business debts, Bloomberg said.

Shkreli’s hedge fund MSMB Capital Management suffered heavy losses as a result of the fraud, the agency added, referring also to allegations of “secret payoffs” and “sham consulting arrangements.”

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