September 28, 2016 9:56 am

Martin Shkreli raffles off chance to punch him in the face

In this Feb. 4, 2016 file photo, pharmaceutical chief Martin Shkreli speaks on Capitol Hill in Washington during the House Committee on Oversight and Reform Committee hearing on a decision by his former company,

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Embattled pharmaceutical executive Martin Shkreli is giving some people what they want – a chance to punch him in the face.

Shkreli came under fire last year for jacking up the price of a lifesaving malaria medication 5,000 per cent. He has also pleaded not guilty to federal charges of defrauding potential investors.

READ MORE: More charges against ex-pharmaceutical executive Shkreli

Shkreli said on Twitter this week that he would offer the chance to hit him to the highest bidder on eBay. After the eBay listing was removed, he said those donating to a fundraiser would be entered into a raffle to punch him. Shkreli says he’s also open to getting dinner with the winner instead.

Shkreli says the money raised will go to the son of his PR consultant, Mike Kulich, who died following a battle with cancer.

© 2016 The Canadian Press

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