Ex-drug executive Shkreli's U.S. fraud trial set for June 2017 | Reuters

NEW YORK A federal judge on Thursday scheduled a trial for June 2017 in the U.S. government's securities fraud case against former pharmaceutical executive Martin Shkreli, who became a lightning rod last year for outrage over soaring prescription drug prices.

U.S. District Judge Kiyo Matsumoto, in Brooklyn, New York, set a June 26, 2017, trial date in the case against Shkreli and Evan Greebel, a former lawyer for Retrophin Inc (RTRX.O), a biopharmaceutical company which Shkreli headed until 2014.

(Reporting by Nate Raymond in New York; Editing by Leslie Adler)

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Updated Date: Jul 15, 2016 00:30:07 IST

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