Thursday Humor: Lawyer For Martin Shkreli Hike Fees 5,000%

Earlier today, the "most hated man in America", serial biotech entrepreneur and former Jim Cramer protege Martin Shkreli was arrested by the FBI. 

As Shkreli reminded the world earlier this week while discussing an absurd plan to free an incarcerated rapper, coming up with $2 million in bail money is "no fucking problem," so we assume he'll be able to afford an OJ-esque legal team. 

Or will he...

*  *  *

A bit of humor, via The New Yorker:

A criminal lawyer representing Turing Pharmaceuticals chief Martin Shkreli has informed his client that he is raising his hourly legal fees by five thousand per cent, the lawyer has confirmed.

Minutes after Shkreli’s arrest on charges of securities fraud, the attorney, Harland Dorrinson, announced that he was hiking his fees from twelve hundred dollars an hour to sixty thousand dollars.

Shkreli, who reportedly received the news about the price hike while he was being fingerprinted, cried foul and accused his attorney of “outrageous and inhumane price gouging.”

“This is the behavior of a sociopath,” Shkreli was heard screaming.

For his part, Shkreli’s lawyer was unmoved by his client’s complaint. “Compared to what he pays for an hour of Wu-Tang Clan, sixty thou is a bargain,” he said.