In today’s digital age, news stories seem to captivate the country
overnight, and then disappear in a flash. The criminal cases of at least
two individuals, however, are still being closely followed by the public
– mostly because they have quickly become two of the most hated
men in America.
The first case is the story of Ethan Couch, the young man who, after killing
four people while driving drunk, successfully argued that his privileged
upbringing made it impossible to understand the consequences of his actions.
The second involves Martin Shkreli, the man who became infamous overnight
after raising the price of an anti-parasitic drug typically used in AIDS patients.
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“Affluenza” Teen Caught In Mexico
LATEST UPDATE: Although his use of the so-called affluenza defense helped Ethan Couch
avoid serious jail time, he was still given 10 years of probation. After
a video allegedly surfaced of Couch playing beer pong (drinking alcohol
is a violation of his probation,) he fled to Mexico with help from his
mother. The two were apprehended in late December, 2015, and were extradited
early in January.
WHAT’S NEXT: Ironically, Couch’s mother now faces more serious charges than her
son. Ethan’s latest offense of violating his probation could result
in up to 120 days of jail time. His mother, however, faces a third degree
felony charge of hindering the apprehension of a felon – punishable
by up to 10 years behind bars.
Pharmaceutical Executive Faces Serious Charges
LATEST UPDATE: Martin Shkreli became infamous when his company, Turing Pharmaceuticals,
raised the price of a single Darapim pill from $13.50 to $750. While this
wasn’t illegal, Shkreli’s callous demeanor in an interview
led to an SEC investigation of other potentially shady practices. In December
of 2015, the FBI indicted Shkreli on securities fraud charges, serious
white collar offenses.
WHAT’S NEXT: Shkreli has been released on a $5 million bail, and has pled not guilty
to the charges he is facing. While the details of the FBI’s case
are currently a bit hazy, the strong language and action taken by officials
suggests that they have a strong case against the former hedge-fund manager.
Regardless of the outcome of the case, Shkreli’s reputation in the
financial service industry will likely be affected.
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