‘Pharma bro’ Martin Shkreli, more commonly known as the most hated man in the world, asked a judge to allow him to spend his next several years behind bars in a ‘minimum security’ prison.
The disgraced pharmaceutical CEO was sentenced Friday on charges of security fraud after crying to the judge and begging for mercy.
And on Tuesday Shkreli’s defense asked that the 34-year-old be sent to the cushy ‘minimum security’ section of Camp Canaan in a letter to Brooklyn federal court judge Kiyo Matsuomo, according to the New York Post.
Camp Canaan is a high-security federal prison for men in Waymart, Pennsylvania.
Matsumoto does not to get to have a final say in where Schkreli will serve his sentence, she can issue a recommendation to the US Bureau of Prisons.
On Friday Shkreli wept as he was sentenced to the prison time, in addition to a fine of $75,000, court-mandated therapy, community service and a forfeiture of nearly $7.3million – including a rare Wu Tang Clan recording he bought at auction for $2million and ‘Tha Carter V’ by Lil Wayne.
He was convicted last August on two counts of securities fraud and a single count of conspiracy, and has been in custody since September when he had his bail revoked.
The infamous former CEO’s bail was revoked when he posted on Facebook that he would pay $5,000 per strand of hair, with follicle, plucked from Hillary Clinton’s head.
Had he not made the post – he would likely have been sent to a white-collar prison.
But Matsumoto found that the violent bounty post constituted a solicitation of a threat against Clinton, and said he is a danger to the community – which will land him in a high-security prison.
Some of Canaan’s notable inmates and potential future prison-cell buddies include Abdul Kabir, an al Qaeda supporter serving a life sentence for a failed bombing plot at John F Kennedy airport in 2007.
During Friday’s sentencing hearing Shkreli sobbed and told the judge he had made many mistakes.
‘Referring to himself in the third person, he said: ‘The only person to blame for me being here is me.
‘There is no government conspiracy to take down Martin Shkreli. I took down Martin Shkreli with my disgraceful and shameful actions.’
Shkreli is best known for raising the prices of a lifesaving HIV drug by a disgusting 5,000 percent for his own profit – but his crimes are unrelated.
In 2015, he was arrested on securities fraud charges after using a Ponzi scheme to defraud investors in his pharmaceutical company.
He argued that because the defrauded parties got all of their money back and then some, he should not have been jailed.
His voice cracked in court as he apologized Friday, saying: ‘This is my fault.
‘I am not the victim here… Please give me a chance to show what I am capable of.’
Surprisingly, he said he was ‘never motivated by money,’ and that his outlandish and astonishingly unlikeable public persona was an attempt to build a reputation.
During his trial hundreds jurors had to be dismissed because they all hated Shkreli so much, making it nearly impossible to find him a juror.
Shkreli has, from the beginning, been arrogant about his fate and thought he would be able to avoid jail time.