The pharmaceutical villain Martin Shkreli is back in jail. This one is shocking and makes one ask if this man is a psychopath.
Pharma Bro Martin Shkreli is getting what he deserves. Unfortunately, he is going to jail for a violation and not for the gouging.
The New York Times reported the following.
Martin Shkreli, the former pharmaceutical executive who is awaiting sentencing for a fraud conviction, was sent to jail on Wednesday after a federal judge revoked his bail because he had offered $5,000 for a strand of Hillary Clinton’s hair.
Mr. Shkreli, who was free on $5 million bail while he awaited sentencing, had made two Facebook posts offering cash to anyone who could “grab a hair” from Mrs. Clinton during her book tour.
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At the hearing in Federal District Court in Brooklyn, Judge Kiyo A. Matsumoto said that Mr. Shkreli’s post could be perceived as a true threat.
“That is a solicitation to assault in exchange for money that is not protected by the First Amendment,” she said.
Who is Martin Shkreli?
Martin Shkreli raised the price of the drug Daraprim from $13.50 to $750.00 per pill overnight. That is an increase of over 5555%. And under our current system it is completely legal however immoral or evil. That is the definition of unfettered and unregulated capitalism.
It could not have happened to a better guy. He got away with so much he thought it would continue. The problem is that Shkreli is a little guy. The media and the powers will parade him around to give the impression that they are doing something about these corporatists who are taking advantage of Americans. However, the big pharmaceuticals that are doing the most damage to our health care system continue to operate under the radar. Think about it. Where is the ongoing scrutiny of the maker of the EpiPen, Mylan, who did something similar?
While the media continue to distract us, let's keep our eye on the ball. We solve all these problems collectively. We support programs like single-payer Medicare for All.