Martin Shkreli, previously convicted of defrauding hedge fund investors, was ordered behind bars Wednesday afternoon after a federal judge declared him a danger to the community.
Shkreli’s online antics reached a boiling point when he offered his Facebook followers $5,000 to grab a strand of Hillary Clinton’s hair during her current book tour.
That remark led U.S. District Judge Kiyo Matsumoto to revoke his bond and order him jailed.
“This is a solicitation of assault. That is not protected by the First Amendment,” Matsumoto said at an hour-long hearing.
Update: The judge did not accept Martin Shkreli's apology.— Brad Heath (@bradheath) September 13, 2017
(And ordered that Shkreli be detained.) pic.twitter.com/oeyBtpK0Ot
Shkreli will now remain jailed until he is sentenced later this year.