For the past two years, Martin Shkreli has not only made himself a villain to the hip hop community but to most people at large. After trying to hike up the price of AIDS medication, he ended up copping the one of a kind Wu-Tang Clan Album Once Upon A Time In Shaolin and by luck, got his hands on Lil Wayne’s highly-anticipated Tha Carter V. Today, reports are saying the federal government want him to hand both of those over.
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. According to the documents they’ve obtained, the prosecutor’s also seeking a handful of his assets that total to $7.4 million. They say the items authorities are trying to seize are $5 million in cash that is held in an E-Trade brokerage account, shares in Turing Pharmaceuticals, an Enigma machine as well as a Picasso painting.
TMZ spoke to his attorney, Ben Brafman, who told them, “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.”
The Wu-Tang album authorities are trying to get him to handover was actually sold back in September for $1M on eBay, half of what he actually acquired it for. In addition to that, Wayne and company were threatening to sue Shkreli if he leaked anymore music off Tha Carter V.