180 months; or fifteen years. Here are some juicy bits, from the 70 page PDF file:
“…[I]n November 2016, Shkreli told the Financial Times that his plan was to make the case “more polarizing and popular” by creating a circus-like atmosphere in order to obtain an acquittal, similar to the trials of OJ Simpson, Casey Anthony and Sean “P Diddy” Combs, all of whom were found not guilty under similar circumstances. (See Dkt. No. 160, Ex. 12). In the same article, Shkreli stated he was “spending millions to influence the jury pool in Brooklyn.” (Id.). Shkreli also made numerous public statements characterizing his prosecution as a “chess match of public opinion,” claimed that the criminal case against him was “all for political show,” and complained he was only “being prosecuted for being a jerk….”
Shkreli’s history and characteristics above demonstrates that he has no respect for the law and exhibits no remorse for his actions….
Shkreli’s inability to acknowledge that his actions constituted crimes, coupled with his utter disdain for the criminal justice system (which has only escalated since his conviction), demonstrate that Shkreli is likely to commit similar crimes in the future….”
But the memo concurs with Probation Services that a 27 to 34 year sentence is warranted, by a strict reading of the guidelines.
It is now in the capable hands of Judge Kiyo Matsumoto. And while I won’t quote again the specific threats he made against two MSM journalists, in writing no less (in a “respect” policy — of not naming or otherwise re-traumatizing the victims of his more egregious, potentially sexually violent, admitted crimes), and the ones against Mr. P., I do think it comes down to whether the able Judge Matsumoto views those as serious enough to treat him as a potentially… violent three time felon.
Now we wait for Friday — around Noon, at the earliest.
More when I’m off the train.