News Worms
News Worms

American businessman Martin Shakirli was jailed for "feeling" Hillary — Financial Times

American businessman Martin Shakirli was jailed for

Martin "Pharma Bro" Shkreli, the infamous executive who hiked up the price of a life-saving HIV/AIDS drug and was later found guilty for unrelated securities fraud crime, thought he coud mostly avoid jail time.

"What is amusing about that", asked US District Judge Kiyo Matsumoto of Shkreli's post. He then overturned the bail sentence in a court in Brooklyn, New York, and was then handcuffed to jail.

The 34-year-old former hedge fund manager had gained global notoriety in 2015 when as then-CEO of Turing Pharmaceuticals, he raised the price of the life-saving drug Dataprim by 5,500 percent.

The judge's ruling ordered that Shkreli's bail be revoked, resulting in jail time for the former CEO of Turing Pharmaceuticals, who was convicted in August of defrauding investors of two hedge funds he ran, MSMB Capital and MSMB Healthcare. The judge characterized the post as a solicitation to assault another person for $5,000 and revoked Shkreli's $5 million bail. Now his defense tried to say that, look, other politicians like Donald Trump have said frightful things and they didn't have their bail revoked, and needless to say that argument didn't work. Shkreli had his bail revoked after he took to Facebook this week, posting that he would offer $5,000 to anyone able to obtain a hair from Hillary Clinton.

Matsumoto noted that one of Shkreli's 93,000 Facebook followers could have taken the post seriously, setting out on a mission to steal a piece of Clinton's hair.

He finally went too far with a Facebook post to his followers urging them to harass Hillary Clinton on her "What Happened" book tour.

Shkreli himself had written to the judge apologizing for his "poor judgment" and insisting he "never meant to cause alarm or promote any act of violence whatsoever". "In a follow-up post he attempted to clarify himself, saying, "$5,000 but the hair has to include a follicle.

Shkreli's lawyer, Benjamin Brafman, argued at the hearing that Shkreli was not violent and that the post had been "a momentary lapse in judgment". Shkreli's actions in the pharmaceutical industry are no different than any of the other companies out there, and they deserve the same level of scrutiny that the media has given Martin Shkreli.

"We believe the court arrived at the wrong decision, but she's the judge and right now we will have to live with this decision", he said.

"What's amusing about that", Matsumoto responded. "Do not assault anyone for any reason ever (LOLIBERALS)".


editors' picks

September 15, 2017
Steelers at Browns: Preview, prediction, odds and pick
He is one of our better players, and we wish we had them all out there, but we will have him out there at some point in time soon. The bad news for the Browns is that rookie defensive end Myles Garrett will miss the game with a high ankle sprain.

September 15, 2017
'The Voice' Baby on the Way! Adam Levine and Behati Prinsloo Expecting
In the photo, she poses in a strapless patterned bikini top and black bottoms, which shows off her burgeoning baby bump perfectly. Behati also shared her adoration with a photo and caption that reads, "A very surreal and wonderful day for our family".

September 15, 2017
Downwards trajectory for Kenya in latest Federation Internationale de Football Association ranking
India has played three matches in the last one month, with two wins (against Macau and Mauritius) and a draw ( St. Switzerland are seventh, France eighth, Chile ninth and Colombia tenth.

September 14, 2017
Troy Gentry's Fatal Helicopter Crash Caused by Engine Failure
The autorotation was reportedly attempted at 950 feet above the runway, before the helicopter plummeted to the ground. Gentry was removed from the wreckage at the scene but was pronounced dead at a nearby hospital.

September 14, 2017
Apple Releases iTunes 12.7
Version 12.7 of iTunes for MacOS Sierra now focuses more on being a media hub, which is why it will no longer have the App Store. Williams also announced the new version of Apple Watch, Series 3, which features its own cellular connection.

September 14, 2017
Ted Cruz & masturbation are not things you can take lightly
I watch porn in public now. "This is who I am'". "Consenting adults should be able to do whatever they want in their bedrooms". His wife, Heidi, walked in and he accidentally hit the "Like" button while he was trying to get his trousers zipped up.

September 14, 2017
Hurricane Irma weakens to Category 1 storm but still poses threat
ABANDONED A vehicle is seen in a flooded street as Hurricane Irma passes through on Sunday (Monday in Manila) in Miami , Florida. Even with diminishing to continue as the storm passes over the land, Irma continues to be very grave and life threatening.

September 14, 2017
Destiny 2 Leviathan Raid date and recommended power level confirmed
Those who are looking to grind for the upcoming Leviathan raid might be disappointed. Check out the gallery below for Destiny 2 Leviathan Raid tips and tricks.

September 14, 2017
Hollywood Stars 'Hand in Hand' to Help the Victims of the Hurricanes
However, the devastation that Hurricane Harvey [VIDEO ] brought about is still a significant obstacle faced by the victims. It barreled into the Florida Keys on Sunday, where 90 percent of homes are believed to be destroyed or heavily damaged.

September 14, 2017
Oil prices down as traders determine U.S. hurricanes impact
US crude exports fell to 6.5 million bpd, the lowest since 2014, when crude export restrictions were first relaxed. Harvey is still likely to be a bigger driver for the crude market, analysts at Goldman Sachs said.