UPDATED: 12.03.17 @ 7 PM EST — Another letter brief — filed late Sunday night; and still no decision on a defense case in chief, in Mr. Greebel’s trial. So the case could go to the jury yet this week — or it might be two more weeks (if an extensive defense case is offered). [End, updated portion.]
The whole of the cogent AUSAs’ motion by letter is here, right on schedule.
But I think these portions are particularly delicious:
…Specifically, the following substitute assets owned by Shkreli have, to date, been identified and now that Shkreli has been convicted, the Court should direct that they be forfeited to the United States in partial satisfaction of his forfeiture money judgment: (a) $5 million in cash that is currently held in an E*Trade brokerage account ending in the digits “0258” as security for Shkreli’s bond, pursuant to orders of the Court dated January 7, 2016, August 24, 2016 and October 19, 2017; (b) Shkreli’s interest in and the monetary value of any and all shares held in an entity called Turing Pharmaceuticals; (c) the album “Once Upon a Time in Shaolin” by the Wu Tang Clan, as well as any proceeds derived from the sale of such album; (d) the album “The Carter V” by Lil Wayne, as well as any proceeds derived from the sale of such album; (e) an Enigma machine, as well as any proceeds derived from the sale of such machine; and (f) a Picasso painting, as well as any proceeds derived from the sale of such painting. See Declaration at ¶ 11. (hereinafter “the Substitute Assets”)….
All the assets we’ve been tracking, indeed. And there is a credible concern about any or all of them… disappearing, if not seized. Smile.
And I am similarly grinning widely, as Mike Flynn flips, in federal court this morning. It is beginning to look a lot like… Christmas. Enjoy — one and all!
In a side note, I simply have to remark that Christie Smythe’s reactionary “advice by tweet” this morning is as feckless and uninformed as any I’ve ever seen — from her. [But she must curry favor, to preserve book interview/access meetings.] And as she so often reminds (also by tweet), she well-knows what really happened, so she cannot say — with a straight face — that Marty was in any manner railroaded by the AUSAs. Here is her advice (such as it is) to hedge fund runners (odious as it comes):
“…Lesson to hedge fund founders: Don’t strain yourself coming up with “creative” strategies to pay back investors you defrauded. The government will come after it anyway. Even if you’re successful….”
Better advice? Don’t defraud your investors in the first place. As though paying it back somehow makes it NOT a felony?! Whatever, dude.