Last week, prosecutors called to have Martin Shkreli’s bond revoked after the “Pharma Bro” put out an open call for people to pull Hillary Clinton’s hair during upcoming signings for her book (so he could analyze the “samples” and conduct DNA testing for an unknown reason). Now, the judge has ruled in their favor. Shkreli is going to jail.
Calling him a “danger to the community” after putting a $5,000 bounty on strands of Clinton’s hair, Shkreli had his $5 million bond revoked. Shkreli said: “Some may have read my comments about Mrs. Clinton as threatening when that was never my intention when making those comments,” per Cheddar reporter J.D. Durkin.
Shkreli found notoriety by becoming a vicious pharmaceutical CEO, making headlines after raising the price of the AIDS drug Daraprim by five thousand percent. He kept his name in the headlines by engaging with “fans” in live video chats as he was being prosecuted securities fraud for mismanaging funds, much to the chagrin of his lawyers. He’s said most of his antics are “sarcastic” and jokes, but they’ve done him no favors here. Shkreli could face up to 20 years behind bars after being convicted, but a sentencing date has not yet been set.