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Shkreli's Bail Revoked after Offering Bounty on Clinton Hair

Martin Shkreli, seen walking with his attorney, has been sent back to jail after allegedly violating his probation with a comment about Hillary Clinton. Martin Shkreli, seen walking with his attorney, has been sent back to jail after allegedly violating his probation with a comment about Hillary Clinton. |  Photo: ABC, file

September 13, 2017 05:44 PM

NEW YORK (AP) - Former pharmaceuticals company CEO Martin Shkreli has had his bail revoked and is going to jail in New York while he awaits sentencing for a securities fraud conviction.

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A judge at a Wednesday hearing sided with a government demand to jail Shkreli following his provocative online antics.

Shkreli's defense argued in court papers filed Tuesday his recent offer to pay a $5,000 bounty for a Hillary Clinton hair with the follicle falls under the category of "political satire or strained humor." The government calls the comments threats worthy of revoking the bail of the so-called Pharma Bro.

Shkreli is best known for hiking up the price of a life-saving drug and for trolling his critics online. He has said he feels "exonerated" despite his conviction.


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