Martin Shkreli’s had kind of a shit year, when you get down to it. (Well deserved, we should add.) After being convicted on two counts of securities fraud and one count of conspiracy, he could potentially face up to 20 years in prison. He’s currently residing in a Brooklyn jail, as inmate No. 87850-053, where he’ll stay until his sentence is determined on January 16. Now prosecutors have asked Brooklyn Federal Court Judge Kiyo Matsumoto to seize $7.4 million worth of assets from Shrkeli, which might include his Picasso painting, an Enigma machine from World War II, and his one-of-a-kind rap albums, as CNN Money reports.
Shkreli is the owner of two never-before-heard albums—Wu-Tang Clan’s Once Upon a Time in Shaolin, which he purchased for about $2 million, and a copy of Lil Wayne’s Tha Carter V, which he claims to have found in a used car and bought back from the owner. Some Wu-Tang affiliates questioned whether or not Once Upon a Time in Shaolin is really an official Wu-Tang album (RZA claims it is), so that might be why Shkreli put it up for auction on eBay this September. It’s unclear if he actually sold the thing, but regardless, feds would either seek the album itself or the money he made on the resale market.
As these things go, his attorney Ben Brafman shared a statement with CNN Money, vowing to not fuck things up for his client: “We will vigorously oppose the government motion.” Oh well!