During an interview with Fox Business’ Maria Bartiromo, Martin Shkreli, who was recently convicted on securities fraud charges, said he doesn’t “think I’m going to jail.”
Shkreli said he hoped the three counts on which he was convicted will be “reversed or dismissed.”
Shkreli during the interview also slammed Merck Chief Executive Officer Kenneth Frazier for having recently stepped down from one of President Donald Trump’s advisory panels.
Frazier announced he was leaving the board Monday following a far-right rally Saturday in Charlottesville, Virginia, in which a counter-protester was killed when a car plowed through a crowd of demonstrators. He said Trump’s response to the rally was lacking.
Shkreli said Frazier was “politicizing the moment.”
“This tragedy affects all of us,” Shkreli said. “The president condemned it; everyone condemns it. … And he’s sort of saying, ‘No, I’m going to make a statement; I’m the righteous one,’ and I think that’s sort of pathetic.”