Federal prosecutors want to revoke Martin Shkreli's bond after he told his Facebook followers he’d pay them for samples of Hillary Clinton's hair. Prosecutors mentioned the Clinton incident and other "threatening comments" directed at women online Thursday, CNBC reported.
Earlier this week, Shkreli offered a $5,000 reward for anyone who could obtain a sample of Clinton's hair and give it to him. "The Clinton Foundation is willing to KILL to protect its secrets," Shkreli said in his original Facebook post. "So on HRC's book tour, try to grab a hair from her. I must confirm the sequences I have. Will pay $5,000 per hair obtained from Hillary Clinton. Payment after the sequence matches. Good luck, patrollers."
The request reportedly inspired a U.S. Secret Service inquiry. Shkreli, who's currently out on a $5 million release bond as he awaits sentencing, has since claimed his Clinton hair sample comments were "satire."
Thursday's motion also mentioned Shkreli's harassment of writer Lauren Duca and Young Turks co-host Ana Kasparian. "The defendant's threats create a risk of danger to the community," prosecutors said. "And they are certainly not appropriate behavior for a defendant who has been found guilty of securities fraud and conspiracy to commit securities fraud—a defendant whose detention is presumed under the law."
"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, Benjamin Brafman," Shkreli's attorney, said Thursday night. A hearing for prosecutors' proposed bond revocation has been scheduled for Sept. 14.
Shkreli recently made headlines for listing that notorious Wu-Tang Clan album on eBay.