'Pharma bro' Martin Shkreli locked up for violent Hillary Clinton threat

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A US 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.

Martin Shkreli, who was free on $5 million bail while he awaited sentencing, had made two Facebook posts offering cash to anyone who could "grab a hair" from Hillary Clinton during her book tour.

But U.S. District Judge Kiyo Matsumoto didn't see the humor, saying the offer could be taken seriously by fellow Clinton detractors.

Shkreli's Facebook post had the Secret Service on high alert, and prosecutors asked for the judge to revoke his bail, calling it "an escalating pattern of threats and harassment".

In August, he was convicted of both securities fraud and a conspiracy count.

But Judge Matsumoto decided otherwise, ruling that his online threats constituted "solicitation of assault" and posed a danger to the community.

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"Will pay $5,000 per hair obtained from Hillary Clinton".

"I don't know if he's encouraging people to do this, but there's been a small contingent of trolls telling me to sleep with him - but not that politely", Duca had said at the time.

"Shkreli has again proven he's his own worst enemy [and]. doesn't have the impulse control needed to keep him out of jail", said James Goodnow, an attorney with Fennemore Craig, a corporate defense firm.

"Lol Hillary Clinton's presumptive agents are hard at work". Prosecutors said the posting prompted the Secret Service to use more resources because it ran the risk that many of Shkreli's many social media followers would think he was serious.

"I understand now, that some may have read my comments about Mrs. Clinton as threatening, when that was never my intention when I made the comments", Shkreli wrote in the letter. He will be housed in a maximum-security prison to await his sentencing hearing in January. Remarkably, his lawyer argued that Donald Trump has tweeted and said similarly terrible things, exclaiming that the President isn't in jail, so why should Shkreli be punished? He faces up to 20 years in prison, though his attorneys have said he would likely get much less. Instead, they said, he raised more money to pay off other investors or took money and stock from a pharmaceutical company, Retrophin, he was running.

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