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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.

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

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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.


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