How a 'satirical' social media post landed Martin Shkreli in jail

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It's not very often that I get to talk about something positive that has happened in this country, but on Wednesday of this week, a judge revoked the bail of pharma bro Martin Shkreli after he has posted online that he was offering five thousand dollars to anyone who could get him a lock of Hillary Clinton's hair.

Shkreli had written on Facebook that he'd happily dole out $5,000 to anyone who plucked out Secretary Clinton's hair during her book tour.

Shkreli is awaiting sentencing after he was convicted August 4 on three of eight counts in a securities fraud trial. "He should apologise to the government, the Secret Service and Hillary Clinton". Shkreli's post on Clinton and other online commentary about female reporters show that he is a threat to the community, Matsumoto said.

Matsumoto ultimately sentenced Shkreli to prison, and directly after the court appearance, he was ushered to a holding cell.

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"This is a solicitation of assault in exchange for money", the judge said. "Will pay $5,000 per hair obtained from Hillary Clinton", the Facebook post stated. "He knew exactly what he was doing", she said. Now his defense tried to say that, look, other politicians like Donald Trump have said awful things and they didn't have their bail revoked, and needless to say that argument didn't work.

The post prompted an investigation by the US Secret Service.

He will be sentenced on January 16 sentencing but will remain in a federal jail until then.

Brafman suggested that Shkreli, who claims to be a supporter of President Donald Trump, was engaging in "political hyperbole" or "satire" in his comments about both women. Responding to the mixed verdict, Shkreli said he was delighted by the outcome and suggested that law enforcement had made him a target in retaliation for the price hike of Dataprim and his brash "pharma bro" personality.

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Until next time, Shkreli.

Mr. Shkreli, he said, deserved another chance. He will be moved to a federal jail in Brooklyn. He faces a maximum of 20 years in prison, though the term could end up being shorter under federal sentencing guidelines.

"Another example of political hyperbole is when President Donald Trump, as a candidate, caused a controversy a year ago by implying that "Second Amendment people" could prevent former Secretary Clinton from abolishing their right to bear arms".

"I hope someone with a bigger heart for music can be found for this one-of-a-kind piece and makes it available for the world to hear", he added.

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