“Pharma Bro” Martin Shkreli on Friday was found guilty on three counts of securities fraud after he orchestrated an $11 billion ponzi scheme.
Shkreli became the face of corporate greed after his company, Turing Pharmaceuticals raised the price of a life-saving AIDs drug by 5000 percent. That fact caused real problems for Shkreli throughout the trial—according to a dispatch from the jury selection in his case, prospective jurors felt unable to overlook his “punchable” appearance.
“I looked right at him, and in my head I said, 'that's a snake,' not knowing who he is,” one juror said in court.
News that the “Most Hated Man in America” could face years behind bars elicited a rather gleeful response from the Internet. Read some of the best reactions below, via Twitter:
@ariellec Is 'Pharma Bro' listed in the AP Stylebook or...?— Caitlin Murray (@Caitlin Murray)1501872593.0
Pharma Bro or Garrison Keillor? https://t.co/C7CmzdDMbw #PharmaBro— Roben Farzad (@Roben Farzad)1501873430.0
Somebody's Pharma Bro-ing to jail.— Peter Finocchiaro (@Peter Finocchiaro)1501872548.0
clearly didn't get the style memo on "Pharma Bro" https://t.co/TGo60imnBv— Samantha Tomaszewski (@Samantha Tomaszewski)1501873053.0
Will the Pharma Bro still be able to tweet from prison?— Ray Locker (@Ray Locker)1501872905.0
Martin Shkreli was so unappealing and obnoxious that the DOJ convicted him of a white collar crime. https://t.co/DYvTHXZtGB— Matt Stoller (@Matt Stoller)1501872770.0
"Convicted felon Martin Shrkeli" sounds pretty sweet.— Mike Bates (@Mike Bates)1501872883.0
tfw you read "(Martin Shkreli) faces years in prison when he is sentenced" https://t.co/GNblJmX4tU— Scott Wampler™ (@Scott Wampler™)1501872875.0
@CountessLuann When Martin Shkreli is convicted of securities fraud https://t.co/oBAhWYdHpm— Kaitlin Menza (@Kaitlin Menza)1501872682.0
Every time Martin Shkreli's name is in the headlines, I think about this perfect tweet. https://t.co/VUl2jHJCJ9— Jeremy Medina (@Jeremy Medina)1501872766.0
I didn't know I had a Martin Shkreli Convicted Dance ... but turns out I do.— Ron Marz (@Ron Marz)1501872752.0
Any chance now that Martin Shkreli is going to jail, Chris Evans can punch him in the face?— h o l l y (@h o l l y)1501872753.0
The jury also unanimously found Shkreli guilty of having "the most punchable face ever to wobble atop a human body." https://t.co/etVrwFuPDZ— Joseph Scrimshaw (@Joseph Scrimshaw)1501872795.0
My heart is LITERALLY breaking for Martin Shkreli. Oh no wait, that's my chest hurting from laughing so hard. https://t.co/7QJcFpO6du— Truth Reigns (@Truth Reigns)1501872590.0
theory: if shkreli just did the same stuff without buying that wu-tang album, he'd be perceived no differently from any other pharma dipshit— 🦖 ryan lambert 🦕 (@🦖 ryan lambert 🦕)1501872621.0
"Pharma Bro" Martin Shkreli guilty on three charges of fraud; may soon get to find out how prison inmates like it w… https://t.co/vtyrINln3a— Donald J Orwell (@Donald J Orwell)1501872818.0
Juror 1: I don't know... Juror 2: Look, it's the only way we'll get to hear that Wu-Tang album. Juror 1: Guilty!— ryan teague beckwith (@ryan teague beckwith)1501874177.0