Martin Shkreli has a penchant for being extraordinarily corny, and another one of his hare-brained schemes to be edgy landed him back in the clink. The Pharma Dweeb put out an offer to have someone snatch a strand of Hillary Clinton‘s hair during her book tour, which a judge viewed as a threat and violated terms of his bail agreement.
An angry federal judge revoked the $5 million bond of convicted fraudster Martin Shkreli on Wednesday and ordered him jailed after ruling the notorious “pharma bro” was a danger to the public because of his offer on Facebook of cash for samples of Hillary Clinton’s hair.
Judge Kiyo Matsumoto’s ruling came at a hearing in Brooklyn federal court where Shkreli’s high-powered lawyer Benjamin Brafman pleaded with her for nearly an hour not to toss him in jail despite what the attorney said was a “stupid” Facebook post.
And it came a day after Shkreli, 34, apologized for posting a $5,000 bounty last week to any of his 70,000 Facebook followers who grabbed some of Clinton’s hair, saying he used “poor judgment” with “my awkward attempt at humor.”
“The fact that he continues to remain unaware of the inappropriateness of his actions or words demonstrates to me he may be an ongoing danger, or risk to the community,” Judge Matsumoto said, as reported by the outlet while listing out some of Shkreli’s past off-color remarks.
Shkreli, who is combating federal fraud charges, will be held at the Metropolitan Detention Center in Brooklyn until his sentencing on securities fraud charges in January 2017.