The Hill reports:
Controversial pharmaceutical CEO Martin Shkreli called for his temporary release from prison on Tuesday in an 11-page scientific paper posted to a pharmaceutical company’s website.
In the paper, Shkreli asks for a three-month furlough from his prison sentence in order to assist in the development of a cure for coronavirus. “I am asking for a brief furlough (3 months) to assist in research work on COVID-19,” Shkreli wrote.
Shkreli’s paper was co-authored by two “citizen scientists,” Maureen Lohry and James Rondina, who previously wrote letters asking for leniency in Shkreli’s 2017 conviction for securities fraud, as well as Kevin Mulleady, who prosecutors said was an un-indicted co-conspirator in the case.