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A man has pleaded guilty to supplying Mac Miller with a mix of fentanyl and cocaine that led to his death in September last year.
Alexander Shkreli – who rose to infamy when his drug company ‘Primum Non Nocere’ (Latin for ‘first do no harm’) was found guilty of illegally increasing the price of a life-saving drug – has pleaded guilty to an indictment including one count of conspiracy to commit wire fraud, USA Today reports.
He faces between five and 20 years in prison in the upcoming hearing at which he is expected to plead guilty to one of the counts of the indictment.
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Prosecutors claim that he profited from scheming to defraud investors while taking advantage of Miller, by buying stock of his business, then rehiring the same consultant who he faced with legal charges in 2016 and paying for one of his concerts and accommodations.
Miller had a history of drug abuse and is said to have taken the drugs prior to his death, as was previously reported.
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The rapper died aged 26 after he was found unresponsive in his pyjamas in his Studio City home, Los Angeles.
His publicist told the Los Angeles Times in October last year that he died of an apparent overdose.