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Sad pharma bro Martin Shkreli labelled “a danger to the community” by the U.S. government

Martin Shkreli has done it again. Except this time, the United States Attorney is taking him on headfirst.

If you have been blessed with ignorance of the Shkreli fiasco, we’ve previously broken it all down. Check it out here.

Earlier this week, Shkreli posted an inflammatory call to arms on Facebook in a post which has since been deleted. It read:

“The Clinton Foundation is willing to KILL [sic] to protect its secrets. So on HRC’s book tour, try to grab a hair from her. I must confirm the sequences I have. Will pay $5,000 per hair obtained from Hillary Clinton. Payment after the sequence matches. Good luck, patrollers.”

Following attention from the Secret Service, that post was altered to include a disclaimer that the call was “humorous” satire.

These details have all been included in the U.S. Attorney’s call to revoke Shkreli’s bail and take him into custody, under the argument that he is a “danger to the community”.

“The government respectfully submits this motion for a bail revocation hearing, at which the government will move to revoke the defendant Martin Shkreli’s bail and remand him into custody, pursuant to 18 U.S.C. §§ 3143 and 3145, because his recent public conduct demonstrates that he cannot meet his post-trial burden to show, by clear and convincing evidence, that he does not pose a danger to the community. Since his conviction on August 4, 2017, Shkreli has engaged in an escalating pattern of threats and harassment that warrant his detention pending sentencing.

Most recently, Shkreli threatened former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton by publicly offering $5,000 to anyone who would “grab” some of her hair on the defendant’s behalf during her upcoming book tour. In a post-trial posture, it is Shkreli’s burden to show that he should be free on bail pending sentencing. Shkreli’s latest threat is concerning not only because it has required a significant expenditure of resources by the United States Secret Service, which is charged with protecting Secretary Clinton, but also because 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 seriously—as has happened previously—and act on them.

His latest actions constitute changed circumstances that show that he cannot meet his burden of showing that he should remain at large pending sentencing.”

You can read the full document here.

Shkreli, in typical fashion, seems unperturbed by the motion. He’s certain that his call for physical action and possible intimidation are funny jokes.

The motion was submitted on September 7 2017 in the U.S., so we’ll have to wait and see whether the judge sides with the U.S. Attorney.

Fuck the government. I will never kiss their ring or snitch. Come at me with you hardest because I haven't seen anything impressive yet.

Posted by Martin Shkreli on Thursday, 7 September 2017

Lol Hillary Clinton's presumptive agents are hard at work. It was just a prank, bro!

But still, lock HER up. Spend your resources investigating her, not me!!

Posted by Martin Shkreli on Thursday, 7 September 2017

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