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Martin Shkreli sentenced to 7 years in prison for fraud

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Disgraced pharmaceutical executive Martin Shkreli was sentenced Friday to seven years in prison.

He had faced up to 45 years for defrauding investors of more than $10 million.

Shkreli, 34, broke into tears and pleaded with the judge for leniency. The judge passed a box of tissues to Shkreli, who gained notoriety for inflating the price of a life-saving drug.

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