The pharmaceutical entrepreneur and former hedge-fund manager became one of the most hated people in America when he raised the price of a lifesaving HIV drug to $750 a tablet from $13.50 overnight. Shkreli got his comeuppance on Dec. 17 when he was arrested and charged with securities fraud. His perp walk picture can be found in the dictionary under the word "Schadenfreude."
Jihadi John (Richard Cabral of "American Crime")
The masked face of ISIS became the stuff of nightmares last year after he beheaded American journalists Steven Sotloff and James Foley on video. John, whose real name was Mohammed Emwazi, is believed to have been killed in November in a joint American-British drone strike.
Vladimir Putin ("Spectre" star Daniel Craig)
After coming thisclose to dragging us into WWIII last year over the Crimean peninsula, the Russian president had exasperated Barack Obama when he began bombing Syria in October, hitting ISIS a few times, but mostly the country's rebels... the same folks Washington was trying to help.
Just as Sony Pictures was about to release its 2014 comedy "The Interview," starring Seth Rogen and James Franco as two journalists who are recruited by the CIA to assassinate the North Korean leader, it was hacked in one of the most crippling cyber attacks in US history. The FBI later blamed North Korea for the attack.
Petra Laszlo ("Mr. Holmes" actress Laura Linney)
In September, reporters covering the European refugee crisis on the Hungarian-Serbian border caught Petra Laszlo, a Hungarian camerawoman, tripping and kicking a refugee with a child in his hands. The incident went viral and Laszlo was fired.
Robert Durst ("Sucker Punch" actor Scott Glenn)
Multimillionaire murder suspect Robert Durst eluded authorities for years until he appeared in the HBO documentary series "The Jinx." Not realizing his mic was hot, Durst could be heard in the bathroom mumbling what sounded like a confession to murder.
The former Subway pitchman received a 15-year sentence on Nov. 19 after he pleaded guilty to one count of distributing and receiving child pornography and one count of traveling across state lines to engage in illicit sexual conduct with a minor.