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Martin Shkreli Celebrates Fraud Trial Conviction By Live-Streaming Wu-Tang Album, Bragging About Verdict

“I’m one of the richest New Yorkers there is, and after this outcome, it’s going to stay that way."

Last week, Martin "Pharma Bro" Shkreli was found guilty on 2 counts of securities fraud and one count of conspiracy to commit securities fraud.

Shkreli, who has attracted the ire of the country for his numerous villainous antics, which included hiking up the price of a life-saving HIV medication by astronomical amounts, will likely only serve a small amount of his 20-year sentence.

Shortly after the conviction, Shkreli took to social media to discuss the results of his trial with fans in an erratic, weekend-long live stream.

Thousands of people (some of whom are devotees of the infamous troll) watched as Shkreli bragged about how little time he would actually end up serving after being freed on $5 million bail. Many legal experts agree that it is unlikely he will end up in prison for much of the amount of time he was actually sentenced to.

"This could have been a real big setback for my life, but it's gonna end up being a footnote in my life," he said in the live video feed.

During the stream, Shkreli was interviewed by Daily News reporter Ellen Moynihan, who was unaware their conversation was being recorded. "Unbeknownst to me, he was live-streaming the interview on YouTube, where legions of his followers provided running commentary," she wrote.

Shkreli also played snippets of the Wu-Tang Clan album Once Upon A Time In Shaolin, which he reportedly purchased for millions of dollars. He talked over the music, praising the band's literary merits.

At one point in the stream, Shkreli pretended to take a call from President Trump, claiming that he, too, was a victim of a massive "witch hunt."

Thousands eagerly awaited Shkreli's return after he took a break to visit his brother in private. He left the stream on so his fans could continue the discussion in his absence. 

“I’m one of the richest New Yorkers there is, and after this outcome, it’s going to stay that way," he said.

[Photo: YouTube]

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