World News

Prosecutors seek to revoke Shkreli's bail over threat to Clinton

Prosecutors seek to revoke Shkreli's bail over threat to Clinton

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

The threat required "significant expenditure of resources by the U.S. Secret Service", prosecutors said, adding that there was risk that one of Shkreli's many social media followers would take his statements seriously.

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".

The prosecutors cited a Facebook post on Monday in which Shkreli promoted a conspiracy theory about the Clinton Foundation and offered the money for a lock of Clinton's hair. But prosecutors note that Shkreli's apparent animus towards Clinton includes standing outside her daughter Chelsea's home when Clinton was reportedly there recuperating after falling sick. I am declining that interview-schedule is full.

To read this article in one of Houston's most-spoken languages, click on the button below.

Shkreli is now out on $5 million bond. No sentencing date has been set.

More news: You had one job with the Atlanta Braves
More news: China acknowledges Pakistan's sacrifices in anti-terror war: CPC
More news: Yet Another UFC Main Event Derailed By Last-Second Medical Issue

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

Prosecutors claimed Shkreli had defrauded multiple investors in two hedge funds he previously ran, and then looted another drug company he founded, Retrophin, to pay back those investors.

"Thus, just as the case was to be submitted to the jury, Shkreli made a public threat against two women whom he dislikes and with whom he has feuded in the past", prosecutors wrote. While Shkreli may be laughing now, he is facing as much as 20 years in prison for his crimes.

Since his conviction the loquacious executive has kept an active - and combative - online presence.

"So on HRC's book tour, try to grab a hair from her", Shkreli posted on his Facebook page on September 4. Shkreli himself had bought that album by the hip-hop group for a whopping $2 million in a 2015 auction. Come at me with you hardest because I haven't seen anything impressive yet. At least have the decency to say nothing or 'no comment, ' " he said on Twitter.


  • Uber wants London fleet to go electric, competitor shut down by regulators

    Uber wants London fleet to go electric, competitor shut down by regulators

    King's College, meanwhile, estimates that air pollution is responsible for 9,400 premature deaths in the city each year. At Uber we're determined to play our part in tackling air pollution across the UK.
    Suspect in active shooter situation at OH  high school in custody

    Suspect in active shooter situation at OH high school in custody

    Police had warned people to stay away from the area near the Columbus Scioto school Friday morning. Jacobs said the building was cleared and they're investigating if any shots were fired at all.
    Class II student found dead in Gurugram school toilet

    Class II student found dead in Gurugram school toilet

    A bus conductor was arrested on Friday in connection with the murder of a second grader at a prominent private school in Gurgaon . Varun Thakur, father of victim, said "It is a clear case of murder, don't know what happened but I am sure its murder".
  • What time is Kevin Anderson's US Open final against Rafa Nadal?

    What time is Kevin Anderson's US Open final against Rafa Nadal?

    At 37, Williams is the oldest women's semifinalist at any Grand Slam tournament since Martina Navratilova at Wimbledon in 1994. The Spaniard has not been pushed past four sets in the tournament and has dropped just three sets en route to the final.
    Hurricane Katia strengthens to Category 3

    Hurricane Katia strengthens to Category 3

    Hurricane Irma , one of the most powerful Atlantic storms in a century, made landfall in Cuba on Friday as a Category 5 storm. Forecasters have predicted damaging winds, drenching rains and a unsafe storm surge from the Gulf of Mexico .
    Don Williams Dies At Age 78

    Don Williams Dies At Age 78

    I'm so thankful for my fans, my friends and my family for their everlasting love and support, he said in a statement at the time. In 2010, Williams was inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame, to commemorate a lifetime of success.
  • How to make a bad situation in N Korea worse

    How to make a bad situation in N Korea worse

    Although China and North Korea have had strained relations, DeTrani says Chinese public support for an oil ban is unlikely. North Korea's 5.9 to 6.3 magnitude nuclear test explosion September 3 marks a new and more risky era in East Asia.
    Jamie Foxx And Katie Holmes Take Their Alleged Private Relationship Public

    Jamie Foxx And Katie Holmes Take Their Alleged Private Relationship Public

    Sources close to the couple say that their bond has never been stronger much to the dismay of Katie's ex-husband, Tom Cruise . However, it seems that the reason Katie and Jamie's relationship was kept under wraps for so long was because of Cruise.
    Ontario Aims to Open 60 Stores and Create Cannabis Control Board

    Ontario Aims to Open 60 Stores and Create Cannabis Control Board

    Earlier this summer, Toronto city staff estimated roughly 60 dispensaries remained open despite a year of raids by police. The locations of the stores would be determined after municipalities are consulted.
  • Saints LS Jon Dorenbos' season is over, requires heart surgery

    Saints LS Jon Dorenbos' season is over, requires heart surgery

    It's believed that no one from the Saints feels the Eagles did anything to hide the information on Dorenbos prior to the trade. Here he is performing a card trick for his new teammates not long after he arrived in New Orleans.
    Dutch defence ministry video shows hurricane Irma devastation

    Dutch defence ministry video shows hurricane Irma devastation

    About 100 troops are on the island helping local authorities assess damage and fix vital infrastructure in the storm's aftermath. The world famous airport on the holiday island of St Maarten has been destroyed by Hurricane Irma .
    Rihanna Has Major Red Carpet Moment at Fenty Beauty Launch!

    Rihanna Has Major Red Carpet Moment at Fenty Beauty Launch!

    And as tiring as those two words have become this year, as a beauty editor and a woman of color I like the sound of that. Products can be purchased on Fenty Beauty's official website and at Sephora locations across the globe and online .