Martin Shkreli pleads not guilty to security fraud, released on $5 million bail

Justin Carissimo
New York
Thursday 17 December 2015 22:40

Martin Shkreli pleaded not guilty to securities fraud on Thursday and was released from custody after posting on $5 million bail.

Prosecutors have accused the controversial pharmaseutical boss of running a Ponzi scheme on investors of a hedge fund.

Andrew J Ceresney, director at the Securities and Exchange Commission, said that Mr Shkreli had committed "nearly every aspect of hedge-fund investments and in connection with his stewardship of a public company."

And that he “should be barred from working in the securities industry, or from being the director or officer of a public company,” according to the New York Times.

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