Incarcerated fraudster Martin Shkreli says he can cure coronavirus if he's released from prison

Martin Shkreli, the universally despised ex-pharmaceutical internet troll, says he can cure coronavirus if he is released from prison early, reports Ars Technica:

"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 writes in a note at the end of the document.

In short, he needs to be sprung from the pokey so he can save the world.

"I am asking for a brief furlough (3 months) to assist in research work on COVID-19," he writes, adding that this temporary freedom won't be a treat. "Being released to the post-COVID world is no solace to even the incarcerated."

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