New York (AP) – An album by the rap group Wu-Tang Clan that was confiscated from the controversial US pharmaceutical manager Martin Shkreli when he was sentenced, of which there is only one copy, has been resold by US authorities.
The album was sold as part of the deposit, the buyer and the price of the work entitled “Once Upon a Time in Shaolin” would not be disclosed, a court spokesman in New York said.
Shkreli had bought the album in 2015 for around two million dollars (1.6 million euros) – and thus angered numerous fans and caused a lot of criticism in the music scene, as the release was withheld from a larger audience. After Shkreli was sentenced to seven years in prison and a fine in the millions for securities fraud in 2018, the album was confiscated.
With the drastic price increase for a drug against immune deficiency, which is essential for survival for some patients, the 38-year-old head of a pharmaceutical company had turned many people against him, at times he was considered the “most hated man in America”.
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