Martin Shkreli's bail revoked after dumb Facebook threat

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"That is a solicitation to assault in exchange for money that is not protected by the First Amendment", Judge Kiyo Matsumoto said.

"The Clinton Foundation is willing to KILL to protect its secrets", he blustered.

Shkreli, who was free on $5 million bail while he awaited sentencing, had made two Facebook posts offering cash to anyone who could "grab a hair" from Clinton during her book tour. I must confirm the sequences I have. Sorry you didn't get Hillary Clinton's hair for whatever perverted reason you wanted it, but I hope you enjoy your new home behind bars.

"Stupid doesn't make you violent", said Benjamin Brafma, Shkreli's attorney, adding that his client's Facebook posts had shown "immaturity, satire, a warped sense of humor".

He later edited the post to say it was satire.

Brafman maintained that line on Wednesday, prompting the judge to pointedly ask: "What's amusing about that?"

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Shkreli, 34, dubbed the "pharma bro" for exploits that include jacking up the price of a life-saving drug by 5,000 percent, was silent and stony-faced as USA marshals led him out of a Brooklyn courtroom.

Brafman unsuccessfully pleaded with Matsumoto following the ruling, asking her to reconsider sending Shkreli to what he said would be a maximum security jail, or at least give him until Monday to prove he was not a threat.

"He doesn't have to apologize to me", Matsumoto told reporters.

"We believed that the court arrived at the wrong decision". We saw it with EpiPens, where the CEO of Mylan Pharmaceuticals had to lower the price after huge public backlash, after she had to testify before Congress, and somehow explain why it costs 650 dollars per injection to save somebody's life when they go into anaphylactic shock. He had been free on a $5 million bail since his December 2015 arrest. So martin Shkreli was immediately sent to jail where he will sit until January when he faces a sentencing for being convicted on three counts of fraud, the penalties total could equal 20 years in prison for Shkreli.

The 34-year-old is now bound for jail as the remainder of his case is played out.

The 34-year-old former hedge fund manager had gained global notoriety in 2015 when as then-CEO of Turing Pharmaceuticals, he raised the price of the life-saving drug Dataprim by 5,500 percent. A self-titled "pharma bro", he was formerly the head of a drug manufacturer that, among other things, jacked up the price of a life-saving treatment for AIDS patients by 5,000 percent.

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