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Shkreli Says His $5000 Bounty on Clinton Hair Was 'Satire'

Shkreli Says His $5000 Bounty on Clinton Hair Was 'Satire'”

Prosecutors accuse Shkreli, who was convicted last month by a Brooklyn federal jury of three counts of securities fraud and is now awaiting sentencing, of engaging in "a pattern of threats and harassment", including asking Facebook followers to "grab" some hair from former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton for $5,000.

The mea culpa came a day before the judge will decide if the notorious loudmouth constitutes a danger to society - as prosecutors have claimed - and revoke his $5 million bond, landing him behind bars.

"I apologize for my behavoir and ask you respectfully not to change my bail status", the letter begged.

"I wanted to personally apologize to this Court and my lawyers for the aggravation that my recent postings have caused", Shkreli wrote in the letter filed Tuesday.

The attorney was responding to government filings last week that argued Shkreli's behavior was threatening enough to put the so-called "Pharma Bro" behind bars while he awaits sentencing for his securities fraud conviction.

He faces as long as 20 years in prison, although he's likely to serve much less.

"I understand now that some may have read my comments about Mrs. Clinton as threatening, when that was never my intention when making those comments". To the contrary, within minutes of posting my remarks about Mrs. Clinton's hair, I posted quite clearly that I was absolutely "not" encouraging anyone to assault anyone.

Shkreli's defense team told the judge they didn't condone their client's comments.

Brafman compared the post to other examples of political satire, including a photo of comedian Kathy Griffin holding a likeness of President Donald Trump's severed head.

"There is a difference, however, between comments that are meant to threaten or harass and comments - albeit offensive ones - that are intended as political satire or strained humor", penned the lawyer. Shkreli said he plans to challenge his conviction.

"So on HRC's book tour, try to grab a hair from her", Shkreli posted on September 4, according to Bloomberg. "I must confirm the sequencing I have".

U.S. prosecutors last week said the September 4 Facebook post, which prompted an investigation by the U.S. Secret Service, was part of an "escalating pattern of threats and harassment" that warranted revoking his $5 million bail.



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