Pharmaceutical entrepreneur Martin Shkreli, 32, dubbed one of America’s most hated men after raising the price of a drug for HIV patients by 5,000% was silent in congress, declining to answer any questions from the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform.
He stepped down from Turing and was fired by KaloBios Pharmaceuticals after he was arrested in December on security charges, according to Reuters.
The controversial entrepreneur was accused of taking “blood money” and refused to answer questions invoking the fifth amendment.
Even his $2 million purchase of the sole copy of the Wu-Tang Clan’s latest album went unanswered.
His smirks and reactions infuriated committee members, with one member begging him to examine his conscience.
Shkreli tweeted afterwards that the panel were “imbeciles” and it was hard to accept they represented the government.