Update: the rhyming closing defense meme explodes on journalists’ feeds:
“…He didn’t profit — so you must let him off it!….”
“…He found a cure, so you can’t be sure!…”
The entire twitter-verse is laughing lustily!
The sober, able AUSA answers, now in rebuttal:
“…Mr Brafman wants you to believe that Mr.Shkreli is perhaps the smartest man on the planet, so smart the rules of the law don’t apply to him….”
“…If you rob a bank, then rob another bank to pay back that bank, you still robbed the first bank….”
“…Martin Shkreli is not special. The law applies to him the same as you, me and everybody in this courtroom….”
Game. Set. Match.
This is the open thread for Friday — and the day the jury was handed Martin Shkreli’s fate — and continued freedom.
We may well not know until mid next week, but there is little that anyone can do to change the outcome, now — whatever that might be.