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Published: Mon, September 11, 2017
Global Media | By Abel Hampton

'Pharma Bro' Martin Shkreli's bail could be revoked over Hillary Clinton post

'Pharma Bro' Martin Shkreli's bail could be revoked over Hillary Clinton post

As for prosecutors' request to revoke his bail and take him into custody, Shkreli apparently responded on Facebook with, "Fuck the government".

In their motion filed Thursday, prosecutors said Shkreli posted on Facebook that he would pay $5,000 to anyone who grabs hair from Clinton during her book tour.

Clinton is slated to appear at a Barnes & Noble bookstore in Union Square in New York City on September 12, according to the store.

Shkreli's attorney, Benjamin Brafman, could not be reached immediately for comment.

Citing this and other social media postings, prosecutors argued that Shkreli's "recent public conduct demonstrates that he can not meet his post-trial burden to show, by clear and convincing evidence, that he does not pose a danger to the community". He faces up to 20 years in prison and said he plans to challenge the conviction. He was accused of defrauding investors by lying about the performance of funds he controlled and raiding his company's assets to provide "returns" to investors. I am declining that interview-schedule is full. "I will be peacefully protesting the Hillary Clinton book signing in NYC, chanting 'Lock her up'".

Shkreli has routinely and emphatically voiced his support for President Trump, who once called him a spoiled brat. But prosecutors note that Shkreli's apparent animus toward Clinton includes standing outside her daughter Chelsea's home when Clinton was reportedly there recuperating after falling sick.

On Thursday, Shkreli wrote, "Lol Hillary Clinton's presumptive agents are hard at work".

"Shkreli's own prior actions, and his influence over others who have previously acted in reliance on his statements, demonstrate why the government views his latest actions with concern".

The Justice Dept. just filed docs, obtained by TMZ, which states Shkreli, who is out on $5 million bail pending sentencing for securities fraud, has engaged in a "pattern of threats and harassment that warrant his detention pending sentencing". At the time, prosecutors said the ex-executive had plenty of cash, citing a recent series of postings he'd made on social media.

In a May 26 Facebook post, Shkreli offered a $100,000 bounty to find the killer of Democratic National Committee staffer Seth Rich, Smith said.

While he awaits sentencing, the Manhattan entrepreneur has been trying to offload the one-of-a-kind, unreleased Wu-Tang album he famously bought for $2 million and then kept under wraps - though he insists it's not because he needs the money. As of Friday morning, bids had topped $1 million but it was not clear if the potential buyers actually had the cash to buy the CD.

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