UPDATED — from the airport @ 4 PM EDT Monday: The IRS is seeking an additional about $1.7 million it says Marty has owed for years. Condor confidently predicts: the IRS will get its cut, off the top. [End, updated portion.]
I’ll be off-grid for about 10 days starting Monday night, out of cell range — in a mountainous National Park… but this will go down while I’m away — so I’ll post it here on Sunday:
…ORDER as to Martin Shkreli.
The Clerk of Court is respectfully directed to permit Stephanie Chernoff, as counsel for the non-party U.S. Department of Treasury, Internal Revenue Service, to appear in this case.
Ordered by Judge Kiyo A. Matsumoto on 5/18/2018….
The reason counsel for the IRS is being granted immediate leave to appear — I strongly suspect — is that tomorrow, May 21 (the deadline date articulated by earlier orders) the IRS is likely to file its claims to Marty’s assets. Again, the IRS claims/judgment liens, like the NY state tax claims/judgment liens, predate the felony convictions, and as such are entitled to priority over the subsequent claimants.
The hearing on these claims will be June 4, 2018 — and I suspect we may see Dr. Koestler, Mr. Painter and perhaps Ms. Costopoulos make claims tomorrow — in addition to the IRS. And as I’ve said repeatedly, I don’t expect the AUSAs will object too strenuously, so long as no part of the released funds may return to Marty’s coffers.
And, Mr. Brafman seeing the inevitability of all of this — is not taking a position on these hearings.
So we await tomorrow’s filings. If they arrive before late night tomorrow, I will post them as updates — for inspection and analysis here.
Namaste — and to anyone who has watched even a few minutes of the wedding yesterday — even on a delayed basis — that was one fine clear Spring morning, when all the world needed — and got — was… love.
Sublime and wonderful. I wish that we all might (collectively) have more moments like that — and I wish them both fondly heartfelt, life-long… bliss.