The former CEO was sent to prison Wednesday for jokingly offering $5,000 to anyone who could get him a strand of Hillary Clinton’s hair.
Judge Kiyo Matsumoto ordered Shkreli to jail labeling him a “danger to society.” Kiyo went on to say what Shkreli did was not protected by the First Amendment.
“is a solicitation of assault. That is not protected by the First Amendment.”
“The fact that he continues to remain unaware of the inappropriateness of his actions or words demonstrates to me that he may be creating ongoing risk to the community…”
Shkreli was convicted last month of two counts of security fraud and one more count of conspiracy to commit securities fraud.
Shkreli sentencing is scheduled for January 2018 where he could face 20 years behind bars for the three counts related to security fraud.
He’s been out on a $5 million bond since being convicted last month.
People on Twitter had responses from ‘that was expected’ to questioning ‘why jail for the joke’ to ‘name calling.’