Former pharmaceuticals executive and hedge fund honcho Martin Shkreli has been ordered to testify on Capitol Hill next week.
The 32-year-old notoriously flamboyant tweeter shared a subpoena requesting his testimony on Jan. 26 at 10 a.m. at the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee.
Found this letter. Looks important. pic.twitter.com/3Ws154SGM4— Martin Shkreli (@MartinShkreli) January 20, 2016
In December, the former CEO of Turing Pharmaceuticals was arrested of securities fraud charges in a ponzi-like scheme but was freed on a $5 million bond. The committee's note is dated Jan. 11. On Wednesday, Shkreli fired his lawyers on the case. Shkreli knows a thing or two about politics, though. He tweeted at the committee's ranking member, Rep. Elijah E. Cummings D-Md., about what he calls his upcoming “chit chat.”
House busy whining to healthcare reporters about me appearing for their chit chat next week. Haven't decided yet. Should I? @RepCummings — Martin Shkreli (@MartinShkreli) January 20, 2016
According to The New York Times , others scheduled to testify at the hearing are Howard B. Schiller, Valeant Pharmaceuticals interim chief executive officer, and Nancy Retzlaff, Turing Pharmaceuticals chief commercial officer. Shkreli resigned as CEO of Turing last month.
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