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Martin Shkreli jailed for seeking a hair from Hillary Clinton

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Former pharmaceutical executive Martin Shkreli was sent to jail yesterday after his bail was revoked.

Shkreli, who's awaiting sentencing for a fraud conviction, made two Facebook posts offering $5,000 for a strand of Hillary Clinton’s hair during her book tour.

“That is a solicitation to assault in exchange for money that is not protected by the First Amendment," Judge Kiyo Matsumoto said.

Shkreli was convicted in August of three counts of fraud related to two hedge fund businesses and a pharmaceutical firm he had run.

Read more from The New York Times.


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