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Martin Shkreli arrest: Wu-Tang album not seizedd

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Pharmaceutical executive Martin Shkreli first rose to infamy earlier this year when he drastically raised the price of an AIDS drug, and then again last week when Bloomberg fingered him as the mystery buyer of the Wu-Tang Clan’s one-of-a-kind $2 million album Once Upon a Time in Shaolin.

Shkreli, who has become notorious for his troll-y responses to these news stories, made headlines again Thursday morning when he was arrested in New York on charges of securities fraud. Hot on the heels of the Wu-Tang revelation, it was worth wondering whether this arrest had any impact on the status of the unique record.

The New York FBI office quickly clarified that they did not seize Once Upon a Time in Shaolin as part of the arrest, so fans still can’t hear the album.