Feds want Shkreli's Wu-Tang Clan album

The Governments Wants To Seize Martin Shkreli's One-Of-A-Kind Wu Tang Album

In a court filing today, the USA government is seeking $7.4 million of Shkreli's assets in total, including a Picasso painting and a World War II Enigma machine. These items include a Picasso painting, Lil Wayne's album "The Carter V", an Enigma machine from WWII and the famous Wu-Tang album. The LP has now been certified by the Guinness Book of World Records as the most expensive album in existence.

In a report from TMZ, they say the government wants Shkreli to hand over the one-of-one Wu-Tang Clan album and Wayne's album.

The album cannot be commercially released until 2103, although it can be released for free or played during listening parties.




Defense attorney Ben Brafman said on Friday that Shkreli would fight the forfeiture request. Our position is clear. None of the investors lost any money and Martin did not personally benefit from any of the counts of conviction. "Accordingly, forfeiture of any assets is not an appropriate remedy", Brafman said. He later got into a public dispute with members of the rap group, at one point releasing a freaky video in which he - surrounded by masked men - threatened to erase Ghostface Killah from the album entirely. "I didn't agree with the eBay thing, but when I read his paragraph on why he did it, I kind of respected and understood what he said".

After the "most hated man in America" rose to prominence increasing the cost of a life-saving drug from $13.50 to $750, then continued a smirking social-media campaign to extend his 15 minutes of infamy, it's hard to think anyone who'll feel bad when the courts take his rich boy toys.

He is being held in a federal lockup in Brooklyn while awaiting sentencing, which is scheduled for January.

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