Martin Shkreli is headed to jail
Thursday September 14, 2017. 12:25 AM , from Ars Technica
Enlarge / NEW YORK, NY - AUGUST 4: Shkreli was found guilty on three of the eight counts involving securities fraud and conspiracy to commit securities and wire fraud. (Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images) (credit: Getty | Drew Angerer)
Martin Shkreli will be held in jail until his sentencing for securities fraud following online antics, according to reports from the Brooklyn federal courtroom.
US District Judge Kiyo Matsumoto made the call Wednesday evening after hearing arguments from federal prosecutors who claimed Shkreli posed a 'danger to the community.' Prosecutors cited Shkreli’s recent online antics as reasons to lock up the infamous ex-pharmaceutical CEO. While he has a history of harassing women online, prosecutors were particularly critical of a September 4 Facebook post in which he offered his followers a $5,000 reward for plucking a strand of Hillary Clinton’s hair during her current book tour. He reportedly made a reference to using the strands for genetic testing in the post, which has since been deleted.
The post also prompted the Secret Service to interview Shkreli.
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