The Latest: Closing arguments in 'Pharma Bro' trial Thursday

FILE - In this Dec. 17, 2015, file photo, Martin Shkreli, center, the former hedge fund manager under fire for buying a pharmaceutical company and ratcheting up the price of a life-saving drug, is escorted by law enforcement agents in New York after being taken into custody following a securities probe. Jurors heard testimony from the government's last witness on Tuesday, July 25, 2017, a day after Shkreli's lawyer told the court his client won't take the witness stand during his securities fraud trial. (AP Photo/Craig Ruttle, File)
FILE - In this Feb. 3, 2016, file photo, former biotech CEO Martin Shkreli. Jurors heard testimony from the government's last witness on Tuesday, July 25, 2017, a day after Shkreli's lawyer told the court his client won't take the witness stand during his securities fraud trial. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig, File)
FILE- In this June 19, 2017 file photo, former Turing Pharmaceuticals CEO, Martin Shkreli, center, arrives at Brooklyn federal court in New York with members of his legal team. Jurors heard testimony from the government's last witness on Tuesday, July 25, 2017, a day after Shkreli's lawyer told the court his client won't take the witness stand during his securities fraud trial. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)

NEW YORK — The Latest on the securities fraud trial of "Pharma Bro" Martin Shkreli (all times local):

2 p.m.

A jury will hear closing arguments in the securities fraud trial of "Pharma Bro" Martin Shkreli (SHKREHL'-ee) on Thursday.

The former biotech CEO says on social media that he's being railroaded at his New York trial, but he has decided not to take the witness stand.

Jurors heard testimony from the government's last witness on Tuesday.

The 34-year-old Shkreli is best known for raising the price of a life-saving drug by 5,000 percent and targeting his critics with online rants so nasty that it got him kicked off of Twitter for harassment.

He's facing unrelated charges that he lied to investors in a pair of failed hedge funds. While Shkreli has decided not to testify, that hasn't stopped him from going online to call the case "bogus."

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12:20 a.m.

"Pharma Bro" Martin Shkreli (SHKREHL'-ee) says on social media that he's being railroaded at his securities fraud trial, but he won't be defending himself in court.

Jurors heard testimony from the government's last witness on Tuesday, a day after a lawyer for the former biotech CEO told the court that his client had chosen not to take the witness stand.

Closing arguments are expected later this week.

Shkreli is best known for raising the price of a life-saving drug by 5,000 percent and trolling his critics.

He's facing unrelated charges that he lied to investors in a pair of failed hedge funds. While Shkreli has decided not to testify, that hasn't stopped him from going online to call the case "bogus."

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