“I do not expect to profit in any way, shape or form from coronavirus-related treatments,” Shkreli said in a research proposal.
“Pharma Bro” Martin Shkreli has asked to be released from prison to help research a cure for COVID-19.
According to NBC News, the convicted former drug company CEO shared a research proposal online requesting to be released from prison for three months to assist in research work for the coronavirus.
“I am one of the few executives experienced in ALL aspects of drug development from molecule creation and hypothesis generation, to preclinical assessments and clinical trial design/target engagement demonstration, and manufacturing/synthesis and global logistics and deployment of medicines,” he said in the 11-page proposal. “I do not expect to profit in any way, shape or form from coronavirus-related treatments.”
Shkreli’s lawyer, Ben Brafman, said that he is going to file court papers on Shkreli’s behalf asked federal authorities to release him so that he can help research a treatment for the virus “under strict supervision.”
“I have always said that if focused and left in a lab, Martin could help cure cancer,” Brafman said in a statement. “Maybe he can help the scientific community better understand this terrible virus.”
The proposal is available to view here.
Shkreli is currently serving a seven-year sentence for fraud. He was also forced to forfeit about $7.36 million, which also included possessions such as a one-of-one $2 million Wu-Tang album.
Source: NBC News