The Latest on former pharmaceuticals company CEO Martin Shkreli (all times local):
Former pharmaceuticals company CEO Martin Shkreli (SHKREL’-ee) has had his bail revoked and is going to jail in New York while he awaits sentencing for a securities fraud conviction.
A judge at a Wednesday hearing sided with a government demand to jail Shkreli following his provocative online antics.
Shkreli’s defense argued in court papers filed Tuesday his recent offer to pay a $5,000 bounty for a Hillary Clinton hair with the follicle falls under the category of “political satire or strained humor.” The government calls the comments threats worthy of revoking the bail of the so-called Pharma Bro.
Shkreli is best known for hiking up the price of a life-saving drug and for trolling his critics online. He has said he feels “exonerated” despite his conviction.
A federal judge in New York is considering whether the provocative online antics of former pharmaceuticals company CEO Martin Shkreli (SHKREL’-ee) are bad enough to put him behind bars.