Martin Shkreli apologizes for $5G offer for Hillary Clinton's hair


A judge revoked Martin Shkreli's bail on Wednesday and had the pharma douche remanded into custody for asking his followers to snag him some of Hillary Clinton's hair.

On Tuesday, Shkreli submitted a letter to Judge Kiyo A. Matsumoto, apologizing to the court and his lawyer, for "my awkward attempt at humor or satire", as he described it.

An example of his worrisome behavior, they said, is the $5,000 bounty Shkreli offered on Facebook earlier this month for anyone who grabbed a strand of the ex-presidential candidate's hair during her "What Happened" book tour. The New York Post reports a federal judge on Wednesday called Shkreli a "danger to society".

Shkreli was on bail after being found guilty on multiple counts of securities fraud.

USA prosecutors had moved to jail Shkreli last Thursday. "I understand now, that some may have read my comments about Mrs. Clinton as threatening, when that was never my intention when making those comments", Shkreli said in a letter to the judge.

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According to the prosecutors, "Since his conviction on August 4, 2017, Shkreli has engaged in an escalating pattern of threats and harassment that warrant his detention pending sentencing".

Shkreli's lawyer, Ben Brafman, told CNNMoney: "However inappropriate some of Mr Shkreli's postings may have been, we do not believe that he intended harm and do not believe that he poses a danger to the community". "Spend your resources investigating her, not me!", he said in a post the same day prosecutors filed their motion to have his bail revoked. His sentencing is set for January 16.

Shkreli has said he feels "exonerated" despite his conviction and thinks there's a "50-50 chance" he won't face any punishment.

Shkreli first gained notoriety in 2015 when he raised the price of a pill used by AIDS patients from $13.50 to $750 while he was CEO of Turing Pharmaceuticals.

Prosecutors argue that Shkreli has harassed Hillary Clinton before when in September 2016 he stood outside Chelsea Clinton's Manhattan apartment building, where the former secretary of state was recuperating after becoming ill during a memorial service at the World Trade Center, and heckled her during a two-hour live-streaming marathon. She chastised him for entering an overflow courtroom used by reporters and speaking to them directly, without his lawyer present, to criticize his prosecutors as "junior varsity".

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