Martin Shkreli is going to trial for fraud and lawyers are having a hard time selecting jurors. Cenk Uygur and Ana Kasparian, the hosts of The Young Turks, read you the jurors’ quotes. Tell us what you think in the comment section below.
“Jury selection started out slowly in the trial of the price-gouging “pharma bro” Martin Shkreli, because potential jurors just don’t like him.
More than 120 potential jurors were dismissed Monday from the federal court trial in Brooklyn, where Shkreli faces eight counts of securities and wire fraud related to his two hedge funds and the drug company Retrophin, reported the New York Times.
Some of the jurors knew about the 34-year-old Shkreli, who became known as “the most hated man on the internet” two years ago after hiking the price of the drug Daraprim overnight from $13.50 per pill to $750 as CEO of Turing Pharmaceuticals.
“This is the price gouger of drugs,” one potential juror said. “My kids are on some of these drugs. This impacts my kids.”
Another potential juror made a throat-throttling gesture as she denounced Shkreli.”
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