• Shrekli Arrested on Ponzi-like Scheme

    Asked by LiveWithCancer on Thursday, December 17, 2015

    Shrekli Arrested on Ponzi-like Scheme

    So our drug lord who sees fit to rob insurance companies and individuals needing the drugs he bought the rights to has been arrested. He posted a $5 million bond to get out of jail. Perhaps the cocky robber is going to learn that he's not quite as special and smart as he believes himself to be. We can hope.

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    • Lynne-I-Am's Avatar
      Lynne-I-Am

      A case of " what goes around, comes around", or " reap what you sow".

      over 3 years ago
    • Carool's Avatar
      Carool

      Wow, what a surprise! NOT. I hope he spends a lot of time in a very small space. However, things being what they so often are, he'll probably be exonerated.

      over 3 years ago
    • bendersmom's Avatar
      bendersmom

      Karma is a b.....

      over 3 years ago
    • geekling's Avatar
      geekling

      A problem being that we (ought to) know that he is just the 'sacrifical lamb' because he was so loud and boastful. The other roaches, skuttling in the shadows, were afraid lifht wouls shine on them too.

      Try looking up the phrase 'tax inversion' for an example of one of the myriad ways these greedy, thieving creepazoids steal your time, your cash, your blood and your very life. Sometimes they do it legally because their lawyers write the laws their purchased Congress passes.

      Madoff operated in plain sight also.

      over 3 years ago
    • CAS1's Avatar
      CAS1

      Yes I saw this and had real joy for this XXX going down..He is nothing more than a thug with a sports coat..

      over 3 years ago
    • CAS1's Avatar
      CAS1

      That was. P.u.n.k.

      over 3 years ago
    • meyati's Avatar
      meyati

      If convicted, he'll spend a few months at a luxury upper class fed prison that has tennis courts. That's what happened to Martha Stewart and some others.
      Meanwhile one of my self-pay generic meds went up from $44 to $220.43. As the pharmacy said-they called their headquarters to make sure-' Now there is only one company, and it said that "We can charge whatever we want. If a patient needs it, they will pay.'" Boise talked about ACA-Medicare Death Panels to reduce the amount of chronically sick people. Could this be a form of the death panel? If you can't afford the med-you die- you might spend your food money on meds?

      My doctors and the network is helping me- speeding me to different departments and doctors. My PCP got me in her office in about 18 hours. I think that the network is thinking of how much more they will have to pay for meds.

      over 3 years ago
    • Shoeless' Avatar
      Shoeless

      As to your statement - "Perhaps the cocky robber is going to learn that he's not quite as special and smart as he believes himself to be." - I would disagree. He posted a $5 Million cash bond. Could you do that? I can't. That makes him pretty special. Anyone who can do that can also buy an acquittal or at least buy their way out of serving time, which is exactly what I believe he will do.

      over 3 years ago
    • meyati's Avatar
      meyati

      Shoeless, if he's convicted to make the politicians look good- and make us, the babies, feel good about getting a justice candy, he'll be given a fine of a few thousand dollars, and be sent to Country Club Fed whre he plays tennis, lounges around a pool. I lived near one that was supposed to be a dairy, so the convicts would learn how to cut and bail hay, stack it in a shed, feed and milk the cows, and clean up the manure. They were paid enormous sums to do this work. The prison hired civilians that milked the cows, while the convicts laid in hammocks around the pool. played cards or tennis. They even had a full Beverly Hills type beauty salon and spa- massages. To the guards-- Hey-boy take my shirt to the laundery-and they tipped them. Most guards quit, as they couldn't stand this at all. This turns the stomach of New Mexicans. We tried to get it torn down- we tried to get them on a chain gang--these are FELONS

      People asked, "Why do we complain that Latin Americal prisons let the elite live like kings? have parties, etc.? Only difference is that the tax payers pay for the manicures, custom styled hair care up here."

      over 3 years ago
    • Shoeless' Avatar
      Shoeless

      Yeah I know about those country club "prisons", but I will be very surprised if he even has to spend a little time there. I think he'll walk. If he's unable to buy an acquittal, I think he'll pay a fine and walk.

      over 3 years ago
    • meyati's Avatar
      meyati

      For a man like him- paying 3 to 4 + million to lawyers is nothing- and they make it a business tax deduction. Our stupid fed prosecutors always make a deal- Congress won't allow SEC or whatever agency to up fines-if there is an agent that tries to make a case and prosecute he's stone-walled. Even Martha Stewart was let out early---

      over 3 years ago
    • meyati's Avatar
      meyati

      Do you know what they do to federal go-getters that try to prosecute-they rotate them between New Mexico and Chicago David Iglesias was sent here- He was a really good JAG, but determined. They sent him here til he was just about broken. If I They sent him to Chicago- and he gave up. He wrote a book about it- and people were interested. They replaced him with a milder FED from Chicago. This man did speak out and speak up--he considered New Mexico to be more corrupt than Chicago, as did Iglesias.

      over 3 years ago
    • Carool's Avatar
      Carool

      Meyati, what's happening with your drug is upsetting and outrageous. Disgusting. Such price-gouging of drugs shouldn't be allowed by our government...but I realize that our country hasn't done what so many other industrialized countries have: prohibit the pharmaceutical industries to charge whatever they can. I'm not one to hate "Big Pharm," as I know that finding good cancer-fighting drugs (and other drugs) is very expensive, and I don't know very much about the complicated processes involved. However, when drug manufacturers can get away with making life-sustaining drugs impossible for almost everyone (other than the extremely rich) to get, the government must step in to stop this.

      over 3 years ago
    • meyati's Avatar
      meyati

      You know how Boise talks about 'death panels' where -to put it delicately- the herd is thinned out, a government agency decides who lives or dies, who gets the life-saving drug, the rich get privelege while the poor die. I hope that I'm not putting words in her mouth with those phrases, but she has expressed concern about the availibility of medical care-and says, "Death Panels"

      This is certainly a form of a death panel. If you can't afford a medicine for a condition, people with that condition either have their and their family's condition worsen by trying to pay for the meds-They can't buy decent food, they turn off the heat, they don't have warm clothes, they even end up homeless. That's one way to get rid of the poor or potentially physically prone to that disease. For those that are severe like me. it's a death sentence. If the price isn't increased, my doctor says that my family will be trying to pay $2645.00 a year for a med that is supposed to be sold from the producer for 86 cents a pill, and the pharmacists listed the retail price for a year's dose of $288. Everybody in my Advantage Plan is hysterical.

      I was blogging with a mother that spends about $3,500 a month for her epiliectic son, and it's really affecting them. It's hurting the healthy child in many negative ways. Her child is on generic, so she's terrified. A father told me that his families lives with relatives, moves around, couch surfs. He works 2 jobs and pays $6,000 in ACA premiums, and must pay $4,000 in deductibles before the kids can be treated for a broken arm or anything. He keeps working and feels hopeless. He says that things have to change.

      Costco filed a complaint with my Advantage Plan pharmacy insurance, Medicare, and FDA. Costco wanted my Advantage plan to know about this highway robbery. That's the first thing that my doctor told me when she came in. She's happy that I wasn't crying or raging, my BP was normal. I'm just trying to find a way out of this- try to find an affordable med before I get sick. She asked how I paid. I told her that I used my son's emergency card-like if his truck catches on fire while I'm driving it. She said that he's a good son, but the $2645 a year could really cause him to feel differently about me-that's life-that's reality.

      This scares me so much for anybody that's under 40-what a messy country to be 18 years old and getting out of school- student loans and now this. It will be very hard for them. Worse-

      over 3 years ago
    • Shoeless' Avatar
      Shoeless

      The whole healthcare situation and cost of meds has gotten totally out of hand. Other countries do have laws that keep prices sort of reasonable, but we allow our congressmen to take bribes from lobbyists and the prices are so high we have to choose between the meds that keep us alive or food and rent. Then if I say we need more government oversight or we need socialized medicine, somebody is sure to jump up and call me a stinking communist. Why is the USA the only major industrialized nation in the entire world without socialized medicine?? Because everyone is afraid of being called a communist, or they're rich and greedy....God forbid any of my tax dollars should help you in any way. Never mind the fact that my tax dollars would also provide medical care for me and my family. It's as bad as the CEO of Nestle ( I don't remember his name) who says that clean drinking water is not a basic human right and his company should have the exclusive right to all the potable water in the world and if you can't afford to buy it from him that's just your tough luck - and he's serious. The uber rich are greedy and have no social conscience....that isn't true of all rich people of course, but it is true of far too many. We need socialized medicine here, and we need government oversight of the pharmaceuticals, but our government is far too corrupt to ever let that happen.

      over 3 years ago
    • Raymond96's Avatar
      Raymond96

      So bad pharma brings bad karma.

      over 3 years ago
    • Shoeless' Avatar
      Shoeless

      Ray - I like that.

      over 3 years ago

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