Hand Over the Wu-Tang Album

Hand Over the Wu-Tang Album

Hand Over the Wu-Tang Album

Martin Shkreli, left, talks with reporters while standing next to his attorney Benjamin Brafman after leaving federal court in NY on August 4, 2017.

Shkreli is best known for raising the price of Daraprim, a then-62-year-old drug frequently used to treat HIV patients, from $13.50 to $750 a pill.

It had amassed bids of more than $1 million before Shkreli was remanded into custody in September for offering to pay his Facebook followers to grab Hillary Clinton's hair. As noted in an unrelated lawsuit, the album included a leather-bound book featuring drawings of Wu Tang Clan's nine members. "Accordingly, forfeiture of any assets is not an appropriate remedy".

Prosecutors say Shkreli accessed millions of dollars during the periods of time he committed securities fraud, and should be forced to "forfeit those funds he would not have had but for his criminal offenses". Proceeds from sales of Wu-Tang Clan's one-of-a-kind LP, Once Upon a Time in Shaolin; Lil Wayne's long-delayed, unreleased album The Carter V; a Pablo Picasso painting and a World War II-era code-breaking "Enigma machine" should go toward satisfying his forfeiture money judgment, Brooklyn prosecutors wrote in court papers on Friday (per The Washington Post).

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Shkreli's counsel, private attorney Benjamin Brafman, could not be reached for comment.

Embattled former film executive Harvey Weinstein hired Brafman in November to defend him against a rising tide of sexual-harassment claims.

The recording that Shkreli has boasted he bought for $2 million is on a list of assets that prosecutors argue the jailed former pharmaceutical CEO should forfeit after his conviction earlier this year in a securities fraud scheme involving two failed hedge funds.

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