Pharma Bro Martin Shkreli begged the judge who revoked his bail to allow him to remain free until his sentencing.
In a letter, obtained by DailyMail.com from Shkreli to Brooklyn Federal Judge Kiyo Matsumo, he plead to have his $5million bail terms remain in effect.
On Wednesday, the convicted fraudster had his bail revoked after posting to Facebook on September 4 that he would pay $5,000 for a strand of Hillary Clinton’s hair.
In the letter addressed to Judge Matsumoto on Monday, Shkreli wrote that he ‘used poor judgment’ and ‘never intended to cause alarm or promote any act of violence.’
Pharma Bro Martin Shkreli sent this groveling letter to the federal judge Monday pleading to not have his bail revoked after an egregious Facebook post about Hillary Clinton on Sept 4
Pharma Bro Martin Shkreli (left) has been jailed because a judge believes he is a danger to society after the Secret Service launched an investigation against him for a post on Facebook that appeared to call for a bounty on Hillary Clinton
Shkreli caught the Secret Service’s attention after he wrote a Facebook post last week that read: ‘The Clinton Foundation is willing to KILL to protect its secrets. So on HRC’s book tour, try to grab a hair from her… Will pay $5,000 per hair obtained’
‘I wanted to personally apologize to this Court and my lawyers for the aggravation that my recent postings have caused,’ Shkreli wrote.
‘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.’
In the missive he concludes: ‘I apologize for my behavior and ask you respectfully not to change my bail status so that I may continue to assist my attorney’s in preparing for my sentencing.’
The judge on Wednesday said the Facebook post, which prompted a call from the U.S. Secret Service, showed Shkreli posed a danger to the public that warranted revoking his $5 million bail.
Prosecutors also cited several other Twitter and social media postings by Shkreli that they said were harassing to women. On August 31 he posted a picture of him holding a computer chip with the caption that reads: ‘How about this chip? 10 million deleted HRC emails? Oh well’
Shkreli (seen left with his attorney, Benjamin Brafman, outside U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York on August 3) was convicted in August of defrauding investors of two hedge funds he ran, MSMB Capital and MSMB Healthcare
Shkreli’s legal team added to his letter in a consorted effort to allow their client to remain free on his $5million bail terms
Shkreli, who was found guilty on two counts of securities fraud on August 4, caught the Secret Service’s attention after he wrote a Facebook post last week that read: ‘The Clinton Foundation is willing to KILL to protect its secrets. So on HRC’s book tour, try to grab a hair from her… Will pay $5,000 per hair obtained.’
U.S. prosecutors had moved to jail Shkreli last Thursday.
‘Since his conviction on August 4, 2017, Shkreli has engaged in an escalating pattern of threats and harassment that warrant his detention pending sentencing,’ prosecutors wrote in their motion to a Brooklyn, New York, federal judge in a filing Thursday.
Shkreli was convicted in August of defrauding investors of two hedge funds he ran, MSMB Capital and MSMB Healthcare.
‘Most recently, Shkreli threatened former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton by publicly offering $5,000 to anyone who would “grab” some of her hair on the defendant’s behalf during her upcoming book tour’ prosecutors wrote.
‘However inappropriate some of Mr. Shkreli’s postings may have been, we do not believe that he intended harm and do not believe that he poses a danger to the community,’ Shkreli’s lawyer, Benjamin Brafman, said in a statement.
It is just one of a series of controversial social media posts since he was convicted of fraud.
He will now go back behinds bars until his sentencing, where he faces 20 years in prison.
The threat required ‘significant expenditure of resources by the US Secret Service,’ prosecutors said, adding that there was risk that one of Shkreli’s many social media followers would take his statements seriously.
Prosecutors also cited several other Twitter and social media postings by Shkreli that they said were harassing to women.
Shkreli (seen in the above August 15, 2017 file photo) became famous for raising the price of anti-infection drug Daraprim by 5,000 percent in 2015 while he was chief executive of Turing Pharmaceuticals
He was acquitted of stealing from a drug company he later founded, Retrophin Inc, to pay them back.
Though he faces a maximum sentence of 20 years, Shkreli will likely serve much less, in part because none of his hedge fund investors lost money.
Shkreli became famous for raising the price of anti-infection drug Daraprim by 5,000 percent in 2015 while he was chief executive of Turing Pharmaceuticals.
Patients and U.S. lawmakers were outraged.
Since his December 2015 arrest, he has clashed frequently with critics on social media.
Twitter banned him from its platform in January for harassing a female journalist, another incident prosecutors cited in their motion to revoke his bail.