Pharma Bro Martin Shrekli Discovered Using Contraband Phone Behind Bars

AllHipHop Staff

The disgraced investor is the subject of an investigation.

By: Shirley Ju (@shirju)

(AllHipHop News) Martin Shrekli has been reportedly been engaging in some suspicious behavior while behind bars.

The guy nicknamed Pharma Bro was locked up after he bought a pharmaceutical company, raised the price of a drug for AIDS patients and used money from one company to pay off the debts of another without investors' knowledge.

He was sentenced to seven years in prison in New York.

Now authorities have opened a new investigation, after finding out he was still in contact with the drug company through a contraband phone.

A bureau spokesperson told NY Daily News, “When there are allegations of misconduct, they are thoroughly investigated and appropriate action is taken if such allegations are proven true. This allegation is currently under investigation.”

Allegedly, Shrekli had been calling shots through a smartphone, an offense the bureau would consider the "greatest severity level.”