US Shkreli ordered jailed for online bounty on Hillary Clinton's hair

01:16  14 september  2017
01:16  14 september  2017 Source:   Reuters

Martin Shkreli is now inmate #87850-053

  Martin Shkreli is now inmate #87850-053 Martin Shkreli is now prisoner #87850-053. Martin Shkreli is currently residing at Brooklyn MDC along with gang members and mafioso until his sentencing. "It's a tough place," said Robert Kipnees, a white-collar criminal defense attorney at the New York firm Lowenstein Sandler.

US Wants Shkreli Jailed After He Offers ,000 for Hillary Clinton ' s Hair . Martin Shkreli may have gone too far posting a ,000 bounty on Facebook for someone to "grab" hair from former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton .

Prosecutors Jacquelyn Kasulis and Alixandra Smith want Shkreli in jail after he posted a ,000 bounty on Facebook for someone to Several hours after Shkreli 's bounty offer for Hillary Clinton ' s hair was reported by the media, he edited the Facebook post, saying it was "satire, meant for humor."

Martin Shkreli© Getty Images Martin Shkreli

Sept 13 (Reuters) - A U.S. judge on Wednesday ordered Martin Shkreli to be jailed while he awaits sentencing for securities fraud, citing a Facebook post in which the former drug company executive nicknamed the "Pharma Bro" offered a $5,000 reward for a strand of Hillary Clinton's hair.

U.S. District Judge Kiyo Matsumoto in Brooklyn said the Sept. 4 post, which prompted a call from the U.S. Secret Service, showed Shkreli posed a danger to the public that warranted revoking his $5 million bail. U.S. prosecutors had moved to jail Shkreli last Thursday. Shkreli, who earned the nickname "Pharma Bro" for exploits that included increasing to the price of a life-saving drug by 5,000 percent, apologized for the post in a letter to Matsumoto on Tuesday, calling it an "awkward attempt at humor or satire."

'Pharma Bro' Apologizes for Hillary Clinton Post

  'Pharma Bro' Apologizes for Hillary Clinton Post Prosecutors want to revoke Martin Shkreli's bail because he offered Facebook followers $5,000 to pull hair from Hillary Clinton's head.The contrite-sounding note to a federal judge from the man known as "Pharma Bro" came five days after prosecutors asked the court to revoke his bail and keep him locked up until he is sentenced on securities fraud charges.

Several hours after Shkreli ’s bounty offer for Hillary Clinton ’ s hair was reported by the media, he edited the Facebook post, saying it was "satire, meant for humor."

offering a ,000 bounty to anyone who could “grab” some of Clinton ’ s hair for him during her upcoming book tour. >READ MORE. Prosecutors Want Martin Shkreli Jailed After Hillary Clinton Hair ‘Threat’.

Shkreli said in the post, since deleted, that he needed the hair to "confirm the sequences I have," an apparent reference to genetic testing.

Shkreli was convicted in August of defrauding investors of two hedge funds he ran, MSMB Capital and MSMB Healthcare. He was acquitted of stealing from a drug company he later founded, Retrophin Inc, to pay them back.

Though the charges carry a maximum sentence of 20 years, Shkreli will likely serve much less, in part because none of the investors lost money.

Patients and U.S. lawmakers were outraged in 2015 when Shkreli, then chief executive of Turing Pharmaceuticals, raised the price of anti-infection drug Daraprim by 5,000 percent.

Since his December 2015 arrest, he has clashed frequently with critics on social media. Twitter banned him from its platform in January for harassing a female journalist, another incident prosecutors cited in their motion to revoke his bail.

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