Pharma exec Martin Shkreli sues Retrophin directors from prison

Disgraced former pharmaceutical company executive Martin Shkreli, currently serving a seven-year prison sentence for defrauding investors, has sued two directors and a former general counsel of Retrophin, the pharmaceutical company he founded, according to CNBC.

Mr. Shkreli, who gained notoriety for inflating the price of a lifesaving anti-infection drug by 5,000 percent overnight, is accusing the directors and ex-general counsel of using fraud to oust him as top executive in 2014.

The lawsuit, filed in Manhattan federal court, is seeking more than $30 million in damages.

The lawsuit names Gary Lyons, Retrophin's chairman of the board of directors; Stephen Aselage, the former company CEO and current director; and the firm's former top lawyer, Margaret Valeur-Jensen.

"After starting a biopharmaceutical company from scratch and turning it into a successful enterprise worth hundreds of millions of dollars, Mr. Shkreli was unceremoniously and illegally ousted from the company at the hands of defendants," the suit reads, according to CNBC.

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