The wilds of the far northern reaches Wisconsin — on a crystal clear Lake Michigan bay — almost to the Canadian border, beckon me… to my youngest son’s Door County Half-Iron Man (a charity event, coupled to para-athletics fund-raisers), so this thread will have to hold the water, as it were, until Monday.
PathoPhilia, Billy and FTD — and yes, all of you, good people (be on your best behavior, here!) — you are each and all — in charge of keeping it spinning in good karma. [We expect to hear more rather dry forensic accounting testimony, at some point today.]
I’ll launch this — with just one comparatively bland quote, from yesterday’s testimony (cribbed from Bloomberg reporting):
…“I’ll beat you guys to a new company and will get to a billion dollars before you will,” Steven Richardson, Retrophin’s former chairman, said Shkreli told him upon hearing the news that he was being removed from the post in 2014….
I guess he was right, if he meant a billion dollars… in losses, felony scams, frauds and conversions, and… independent public company shareholder value… destroyed. The two hedge funds (looted!), Merrill Lynch/via Lehman implosion (stiffed!), Retrophin shareholders (cheated; abused!)… and KaloBios (bankrupted!). Turing? His shareholdngs/scam may still be in play.
Even so, he probably hasn’t actually done a billion… of anything. Sort of insignificant, really.
Now you know — Onward; and Namaste! Now go load up that comment box!