‘Pharma Bro’ Martin Shkreli has asked for leniency in his upcoming sentencing by telling a judge that he has ‘learned a very painful lesson’ and used his ‘fame and achievements’ to help others while incarcerated, court documents reveal.

In his letter to the judge ahead of his sentencing, Shkreli said he is an ‘irreverent and free-wheeling individual’ who is willing to speak his mind.

One woman – who Shkreli met on a community-based website called ‘Blab’ – said Shkreli was the only person who picked up his phone when she was looking to talk to someone about being raped.

‘Martin is misunderstood because I almost feel like Martin is sometimes playing a character as wrestlers do, but at the same time Martin is an immensely gifted, intense individual, who is very dedicated to discovering new drugs and treatments for rare diseases,’ Mark Shkreli writes.

A judge ruled on February 26 that Shkreli was responsible for nearly $10.5million in losses in his securities fraud case.

The judge didn’t immediately rule on the government’s demand that Shkreli should have to forfeit $7.3 million in assets, including the one-of-a-kind Wu-Tang Clan Once Upon a Time in Shaolin album that he has boasted he bought for $2million.

Due to his Facebook post about Clinton’s hair, it is unclear if Shkreli will be put in a minimum-security prison or a higher level if he is considered a ‘threat to the government’.