Lawyer disappointed Shkreli bail revoked

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Lawyer disappointed Shkreli bail revoked: Rick Williams reports during Action News at Noon, September 14, 2017. (WPVI)

A defense attorney said he's disappointed in a judge's decision to revoke bail for former pharmaceuticals company CEO Martin Shkreli and jail him in New York while he awaits sentencing in a securities fraud case.

Attorney Ben Brafman said outside court Wednesday he believes the judge "arrived at the wrong decision," but said Shkreli will have to live with it.

The judge sided with a government demand to jail Shkreli following his provocative online antics. Shkreli's defense argued his offer to pay $5,000 for a strand of Hillary Clinton's hair was "political satire or strained humor." The government called it a threat.

Shkreli is best known for hiking up the price of a life-saving drug and for trolling his critics online.
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