Martin Shkreli was recently released from federal prison. It has not taken long for the infamous con man to get right back into the swing of things. Shkreli served time for securities fraud and conspiracy after becoming known as the “Pharma Bro” due to his prescription drug price gouging schemes.

Shkreli had to testify before Congress in 2016 to answer questions about his increase in the price of a popular antiparasitic drug, Daraprim. Martin Shkreli unilaterally raised the price from $13.50 to $750 per pill for no apparent reason. He quickly became one of the most hated men in America.

The controversial figure was released from prison on May 19th. During a post-release Facebook post, Shkreli shared a selfie with the caption reading: “Getting out of real prison is easier than getting out of Twitter prison.”

In his latest Facebook post, Martin Shkreli put out a call for recruits for a project. Shkreli did not specify what he is working on, and we’re not sure what is end game is. He posted on Facebook as he is looking for computational chemists.

“If you’re an experienced computational chemist, I would love to chat with you and need your help with a project I’m working on! Ideally you either use (or sell!) ligand docking software routinely or are on the theoretical/academic side of the space. Just DM me!”

Martin Shkreli might not be the best potential employer for someone with an advanced science degree. Shkreli blatantly and openly ripped off American investors and the public in the name of greed and profit throughout his career. If he has had a sudden change of heart, it has not shown in his stock portfolio.

The Pharma Bro Martin Shkreli still owns tens of millions in shares of Turing. His profiteering has made him a modern-day robber baron in his chosen field. Time will tell what he is up to this time, but hopefully, it’s not going to cause any more harm.

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Michael Perry

Michael Perry is a news contributor for Ringside News and Thirsty for News. Michael has an M.A. in Communication Technology from Point Park University in his hometown of Pittsburgh, PA.

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