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The Wall Street Journal: Judge tells Martin Shkreli to stop talking about his trial near the courthouse

A federal judge in Brooklyn told Martin Shkreli Wednesday to stop speaking about his continuing securities-fraud trial in the vicinity of the courthouse after prosecutors sought a gag order to stop what they called a “campaign of disruption” by the former pharmaceutical executive.

The judge’s directive came in court, without the jury present, minutes after prosecutors from the Brooklyn U.S. attorney’s office revealed that the government and lawyers for Shkreli had been in plea discussions up until weeks before the trial began on June 29.

A formal plea deal expired in April, Assistant U.S. Attorney Jacquelyn Kasulis told the court.

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