Martin Shkreli convicted. Calling for a strand of Hillary Clinton’s hair got him jailed.
The former pharmaceuticals company CEO will remain in jail until his sentencing on a trio of fraud counts, Judge Kiyo A. Matsumoto ruled on Wednesday, saying he felt compelled to side with the government and deny Mr Shkreli bail in light of the “danger” inherent in Mr Shkreli’s Facebook post offering a $5,000 reward for grabbing a strand of the former Democratic nominee’s hair.
While Mr Shkreli and his attorneys sought to characterize the post as satire, prosecutors wrote that “there is a significant risk that one of his many social media followers or others who learn of his offers through the media will take his statements seriously”. They argued that the Secret Service had to fortify its efforts to protect Ms. Clinton as a result of Mr Shkreli’s statement.