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'Pharma Bro' in Solitary Confinement for Alleged Phone Use

He was moved amid allegations he was running his drug company from federal prison

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    Pharmaceutical honcho Martin Shkreli has been banished to solitary confinement amid allegations he was running his drug company from federal prison using a contraband smartphone.

    A person familiar with the matter told The Associated Press that the man known as "Pharma Bro" was moved to solitary confinement at the New Jersey facility on March 7 and will likely remain there while his alleged conduct is being investigated.

    The person wasn't authorized to discuss the matter publicly and spoke on condition of anonymity.

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    Shkreli's lawyer declined to comment.

    The Bureau of Prisons said it doesn't release information on an individual inmate's conditions of confinement.