Martin Shkreli is affectionately referred to as "Asshole" by his fellow inmates.
Martin Shkreli gained infamy after he claimed to own Wu-Tang Clan's Once Upon A Time In Shaolin. The album has never been released to the public and Shkreli loved to gloat about listening to unreleased Wu-Tang music so everybody could be jealous of him. Before the official release of Lil Wayne's Tha Carter V, the former pharmaceuticals executive said that he was also in possession of that project, finding it in a car one day. He was sentenced to spend seven years in prison for fraud and conspiracy charges last year and during his first twelve months behind bars, he has earned himself a pretty accurate nickname.
According to the Wall Street Journal, Shkreli had been running his company from prison, using a contraband cell phone to organize the business. He was also tweeting from a secret account. Shkreli will likely be caught today since, you know, the story is out there that he has an illegal phone on him. The publication also notes that he has made a few close allies behind bars.
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"He has made prison friends, including 'Krispy' and 'D-Block,'" writes the Wall Street Journal. "Some of whom affectionately call him 'Asshole,' according to people familiar with his new life. They walk alongside him in the hall to ward off shenanigans from other inmates."
Apparently, Shkreli wanted to join a prison band but his friends stopped him because the other members of the group were locked up for child molestation. Sounds about right.