A federal judge on Wednesday revoked the $5 million bail of Martin Shkreli, the infamous former hedge fund manager convicted of defrauding investors, after prosecutors complained that his out-of-court antics posed a danger to the community.
While awaiting sentencing, Shkreli has harassed women online, prosecutors argued, and even offered his Facebook followers $5,000 to grab a strand of Hillary Clinton’s hair during her book tour. Shkreli, who faces up to 20 years in prison for securities fraud, apologized in writing, saying that he did not expect anyone to take his online comments seriously, and his attorneys pleaded with the judge Wednesday to give him another chance.
“The fact that he continues to remain unaware of the inappropriateness of his actions or words demonstrates to me that he may be creating ongoing risk to the community,” said U.S. District Judge Kiyo Matsumoto, in revoking his bond.
This is one of those extremely rare cases where someone is universally hated for being an internet troll anddd actually faces the consequences for his actions. Guys like Pewdiepie or whatever the fuck his name is, says the n-word during one of his live streams and his apology is essentially ‘oops, my bad’, but thankfully Martin Shkerli actually gets sent back to jail for his weird $5,000 dare to grab Hillary Clinton’s hair. Justice(?).
The wild part about this $5,000 bounty is that everyone knows Hillary Clinton is a robot and her hair is a synthetic android construct invented to appear human but it’s not too dissimilar to Barbie hair. Not worth getting sent to jail for.
Martin Shkreli is going to jail for fraud but let’s not forget all of his greatest hits like raising the cost of HIV medicine and purchasing the new Wu Tang album that there is only one copy of and he’s not even a fan. He just wanted it so that no one else could have it. Yup, I’m ready for him to live a cell.
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