Martin Shkreli – level 1

20-09-2017 07:00

Martin Shkreli is from a pharmaceutical company. He raises the price of lifesaving drugs. People do not like him.

He also commits fraud. He offers $5,000 online for Hillary Clinton’s hair.

He is found guilty in the court of law. He can go to prison for 20 years.

Difficult words: pharmaceutical company (a company which makes drugs), commit fraud (do something illegal with money), be found guilty (if you are found guilty of something, people say that you did it and must go to prison).

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