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Martin Shkreli jailed after 'soliciting an assault' on Hillary Clinton

Martin Shkreli jailed after 'soliciting an assault' on Hillary Clinton

Martin Shkreli was sent to jail on Wednesday after a United States judge revoked the bail of the former pharmaceutical executive over a threat aimed at Hillary Clinton - which he insists was a joke.

"This is not protected by the First Amendment, "Federal Judge Kiyo A. Matsumoto said".

Shkreli himself had written to the judge apologizing for his "poor judgment" and insisting he "never meant to cause alarm or promote any act of violence whatsoever".

The Clinton offer could be viewed as "a solicitation of an assault", the judge said before revoking Shkreli's $5 million bail.

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In August, he was convicted of both securities fraud and a conspiracy count.

Shkreli apologized, saying he "used poor judgment" and asked the judge not to change his bail status.

"Will pay $5,000 per hair obtained from Hillary Clinton".

His defense attorney tried to explain to the judge that Shkreli has a non-violent past, and what he did was very stupid, but not indicative of someone who's violent.

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The judge said that the request of Martin Shukrieli - who was convicted last month and released on bail of $ 5 million - is a threat to society because of the threat he issued against Hillary Clinton.

Prosecutors said Chuckerley's behavior, which posed a threat, forced the US Secret Service to "provide additional resources to ensure the safety of Hillary Clinton". Shkreli edited the post to clarify he was being satirical and later took down the status, but many anxious one of Shkreli's followers would take the request seriously. On Wednesday, he was scheduled to be sentenced January 16, but he most likely will not be released before then unless his lawyers can show that he poses no threat to the community.

This is not the first time prosecutors have complained to Matsumoto about Shkreli's conduct. Remarkably, his lawyer argued that Donald Trump has tweeted and said similarly very bad things, exclaiming that the President isn't in jail, so why should Shkreli be punished? He will be moved to a federal jail in Brooklyn. They carry a maximum of 20 years in prison, though experts predict the actual sentence will likely be much less.

Shkreli's lawyers, meanwhile, compared his online comments to the political humor of Kathy Griffin, who held up a photograph of a faux bloody head of President Donald Trump and even Trump himself. Instead, they said, he raised more money to pay off other investors or took money and stock from a pharmaceutical company, Retrophin, he was running.

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