If former pharmaceutical executive Martin Shkreli seeks to cure COVID-19, he can do so from prison, prosecutors argued Tuesday in their response to Shkreli’s motion for release in the Eastern District of New York.

Shkreli, who was sentenced to seven years in prison for securities fraud in March 2018, filed for release from his low-security facility in Allenwood, Pennsylvania, on April 22. His lawyer Benjamin Brafman argued that Shkreli is a skilled medical researcher already devoted to studying a drug that could “bring relief and treatment to people suffering from COVID-19.”

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