Shkreli starts YouTube live stream a day after leaving jail
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[December 19, 2015]
By Angela Moon
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Martin Shkreli, the
boyish pharmaceutical entrepreneur who was arrested on Thursday for what
U.S. prosecutors said was a Ponzi-like scheme, started a live stream on
YouTube on Friday after returning home.
Two hours into the live stream, he was playing an online chess
game while answering comments from his YouTube viewers, after
wandering around his apartment filled with guitars and musical
instruments in pajama bottoms and a purple PBS T-shirt. He has done
similar live streams before on YouTube.
"Good to be back. I missed you too," the 32-year-old said at the
beginning of the live stream, responding to comments made by YouTube
He added: "I can't really talk about business or anything. So please
don't ask me about businesses or any allegations or anything like
(For the live stream, see
Shkreli, who attracted criticism for growing outrage over soaring
prescription drug prices, was arrested before dawn at the up-market
Murray Hill Tower Apartments in midtown Manhattan on Thursday. U.S.
prosecutors said he was running a Ponzi-like scheme at his former
hedge fund and a pharmaceutical company he previously headed.
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Shkreli, who often tweets about his political views and musical
taste, late Thursday night wrote on Twitter (@MartinShkreli): "Glad
to be home. Thanks for the support."
(Reporting by Angela Moon; additional reporting by Melissa Fares)
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