Why Shkreli’s Defense Is Insisting on Live Testimony


Sarah Walters, as a former Assistant US Attorney, assessed strategy in the fraud trial of pharma exec Martin Shkreli. “In many fraud cases, it is the government that chooses to call as many victim-investors as possible to demonstrate the devastating impact of the defendant’s conduct,” Ms. Walters said, while “the defendant in these cases is usually eager to limit the impact of that testimony by agreeing to the admission of documents instead.”