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'Pharma Bro' Martin Shkreli Jailed for Post Seeking Hillary Clinton's Hair

'Pharma Bro' Martin Shkreli Jailed for Post Seeking Hillary Clinton's Hair
From Rolling Stone - September 13, 2017

Former pharmaceutical CEO Martin Shkreli, who's also known as "Pharma Bro" and is awaiting sentencing on three of eight counts of securities fraud, was sent to jail on Wednesday following a Facebook post he made that a Federal judge found was a threat to the community, The New York Times reports. In the since-deleted post, Shkreli allegedly offered $5000 to anyone who would "grab a hair" from Hillary Clinton.

Shkreli edited the post that was originally written on September 4th, claiming it was satirical and later took it down after he was contacted by the Secret Service, according to New York Post. "On HRC's book tour, try and grab a hair from her," he wrote, as the Post reports. "I must confirm the sequences I have. Will pay $5000 per hair obtained from Hillary Clinton."

In a filing last week, prosecutors cited Shkreli's since-deleted post and wrote "there is a significant risk that one of his many social media followers or others who learn of his offers through the media will take his statements seriouslyas has happened previouslyand act on them."

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