Martin Shkreli, the former pharmaceutical CEO who became a pariah after raising the cost of a life-saving drug 5,000 percent, arrives at federal court in the Brooklyn borough of NY for jury selection in his trial.
On Monday, potential jurors in the trial ruled themselves out, saying they would be unable to be impartial when reaching a decision regarding the innocence or guilt of the former pharmaceutical executive in a fraud case.
On Monday, jury selection for the trial of Shkreli kicked off, and it wasn't long before the excitement of seeing Shkreli brought to justice was dampened, ironically, due to how universally reviled he is.
Some of the jurors knew about the 34-year-old Shkreli, who became known as "the most hated man on the internet" two years ago after hiking the price of the drug Daraprim overnight from $13.50 per pill to $750 as CEO of Turing Pharmaceuticals.
Others said they had been affected personally by Shkreli's price increases.
While Shkreli is charged for securities fraud, Assistant US Attorney Alexandra Smith said jurors may hear about Skreli's handling of Daraprin during the trial.
Still, average Americans can relate more to high drug prices than they can to backroom corporate dealings-a phenomenon that was on display in Matsumoto's courtroom on Monday. While most were excused for issues unrelated to Shkreli, many of those who were aware of the so-called "pharma bro" did nothing to hide their disdain.
Shkreli's attorney, Benjamin Brafman, joked about the woman's strongly negative reaction.
"Oh, very good", Matsumoto said, allowing the woman to remain as a prospective juror.
He said that Mr. Shkreli's lawyers had objected to a reporter's presence at the sidebar for that reason, among others.
"I looked right at him, and in my head I said, 'That's a snake, ' not knowing who he is".
Only one potential juror seemed to side with Mr. Shkreli: a woman who said her former husband had a medical-supply business that dealt with the stock market. About two-thirds of roughly 90 prospective jurors questioned in the morning session were dismissed.
On Tuesday, the judge denied defense requests to start the selection process over and ban reporters from listening in on sidebars, WRAL.com reported.
It claimed that his sudden death is a "mystery" to North Korea as his health indicators were "normal" when he was brought home. Trump wrote on Twitter on Tuesday, a day after Warmbier died following his return from captivity in a coma.
There have been many trade rumors circling the last few days, including sending him to the Cavaliers , Clippers and Rockets. The elite point guards available - Chris Paul and Kyle Lowry - should have no trouble finding significant contracts.
And things won't get any easier for the South American champions when they face Cristiano Ronaldo and Portugal in the semifinals. And the Manchester City man is still clearly struggling with the blow as he missed out on Monday mornings training session.
Christian Karembau believes Real Madrid star, Cristiano Ronaldo will not leave the club, despite talks that he wants to leave. The playmaking Englishman is now 35 years old and despite his age has extended his stay at Old Trafford for another season.
Bond pleaded guilty in February to being an accessory to murder after the fact and testified under a plea deal with prosecutors. Those who held vigil to remember Bella told reporters that they want justice for her young life, which was taken too soon.
AMC Entertainment, Applebee's and Ashley Furniture are among its 10 biggest customers, according to an investor presentation. Buffett is a believer in the real estate space and in 2016 said there is no bubble , Business Insider noted.
California Highway Patrol officers say the blaze was started by a truck that caught on fire after it was involved in an accident. Two people were hospitalized in the solo-vehicle crash and subsequent auto fire that caused the wildfire on Monday afternoon.
Along the way he's met many celebrities, and tried the food at almost every restaurant saying, " Pizza Port is my go to place ". The Huntington Beach resident made a plan on New Year's Day 2012: Visit Disneyland every day for an entire year.
While the rate of price increases missed the 0.6% median economic forecast, it still set records for a 5th consecutive month. The 20-city average increase in the year ending in April was 5.7 percent, and the national average gain was 5.5 percent.
Bona fide connections to entities, it said, must be "formal" and "documented". "Hardly any of those people can come here anyway. The dissent from Justices Clarence Thomas, Samuel Alito and Neil Gorsuch argued the travel ban should be fully implemented.
Bottas led qualifying and then set an even quicker time on his final lap - only for Hamilton to beat him by almost half a second. The No. 42 auto was looking up at Elliott in the first round of qualifying. "I kind of missed some things the second round".
'Baby Driver' is the summer movie you need to see
The film delivers not only the heist-genre staples of high octane vehicle chases and killer gunplay but an aesthetic all its own. And whom he answers to, and why? There is a joke so elegantly laid out in Baby Driver that it made me want to quit comedy.
Avis Budget Group Inc. (CAR) Stock Soars on Waymo Deal
The move proved to be quite positive for the latter's share price, which rose by 12.5 percent this morning once news broke. It'll also handle regular maintenance of Waymo's Pacificas, including cleaning and mechanical service.
Santana leads to Twins to sweep, first place in AL Central
Twins: RHP Phil Hughes (sore arm) threw a scoreless inning Saturday for Triple-A Rochester on a minor league rehab assignment. He made an excellent base running read on a Jason Castro double that allowed him to score and made a nice play in the field.
Rockets' Eric Gordon wins NBA Sixth Man of the Year
D'Antoni won Coach of the Year honors for the second time, adding to the 2004-05 season award with the Phoenix Suns . Mike D'Antoni played for the Thundering Herd from 1970 to 1973, following his brother as a player from 1966 to 1969.
Devils on the clock with No. 1 pick in NHL draft
They need a forward big-time, partly to show pending 2018 free agent John Tavares they're serious about contending. Goaltenders Jean-Francois Berube (NY Islanders ), Marc-Andre Fleury (Pittsburgh), Calvin Pickard (Colorado).
Oregon testing mosquitoes for Zika virus
Fifty-one Oregonians were infected with the virus a year ago - all from travel-related exposure, the Statesman Journal reported . Symptoms often include fever, headache, body aches, nausea, vomiting, and sometimes swollen lymph glands, or a skin rash.