Where there’s a Wu, there’s a way for the U.S. government, which has just sold the only copy ever made of a Wu-Tang Clan album.
The DOJ did not release the name of the buyer or the amount paid because of a confidentiality provision in the contract.
Proceeds from the sale will be applied to satisfy the $7.4 million owed on a forfeiture money judgment entered against Shkreli at his March 2018 sentencing for securities fraud.
He is currently serving a seven-year sentence after being found guilty of defrauding investors in two hedge funds he ran, MSMB Capital and MSMB Healthcare, by sending them fake account statements and concealing huge losses, according to Reuters.
He was also convicted of scheming to prop up the stock price of his drug company Retrophin.
The seminal hip-hop collective made “Shaolin” in 2014 and announced it would release only one copy of the 31-track album. Founding member Robert “RZA” Diggs told Forbes in 2014 the uniqueness of the recording was “like somebody having the scepter of an Egyptian king.”
In November 2016, he shared a few sample tracks to celebrate Donald Trump’s election victory.