A judge has ordered for Pharma Bro Martin Shkreli to be arrested after he offered to buy a strand of Hillary Clinton’s hair.
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Shkreli is now awaiting sentencing for securities fraud after Judge Kiyo Matsumoto said a Facebook post in which Shkreli offered $5,000 for a strand of Hillary Clinton’s hair showed he was a danger to the public.
Shkreli’s defence attorneys have argued that the offer was purely political satire, but Matsumoto really did not see the funny side and was worried that the offer could be seen as a ‘solicitation of an assault’.
The judge said:
This is not protected by the First Amendment.
There’s a risk that somebody may take him up on it.
The former CEO, often branded “the most hated man in America”, has since been freed on a $5million bail since his arrest. But it might not be long until he is back in the slammer as he is facing up to 20 years in prison following his fraud conviction last month, which will now be placed in custody ahead of his sentencing on 16th January. Good luck with that dude.
I’m not really entirely sure that Shkreli’s telling the truth with this whole “political satire” thing. After all, it was only last week that he was threatening to leak Clinton’s emails to Anonymous. Seems like there’s more to this than meets the eye, don’t you think?