It news that will surprise absolutely no one, Martin Shkreli has been fired from his role as CEO of KalaBios Pharmaceuticals.
The publicly listed company – which ceased trading about 10 minutes after Shrekli was arrested by the FBI on fraud charges – announced the news in a statement today.
“On December 17, 2015 [the same day he was arrested], Martin Shkreli was terminated as Chief Executive Officer of the Company and resigned from his position as a member of the board of directors,” they said.
Shkreli has been almost unanimously reviled since he hiked the price of a life-saving HIV drug produced by a different drug company he founded, Turing Pharmaceuticals, from $13.50 per pill to $750 per pill overnight. He resigned as its CEO on Friday, but has yet to make it LinkedIn official:
In other, less schadenfreude-inducing news, Shkreli has now regained control of his Twitter account and deleted every tweet the hacker posted (screenshots HERE).
I was hacked–I now have control of this account. — @MartinShkreli
— Martin Shkreli (@MartinShkreli) December 21, 2015
If you must, mate, but FYI:
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