13 September 2017 6:19 PM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Martin Shkreli, the biotech entrepreneur who increased a life-saving drug’s price by 5,000 percent, was sent to jail Wednesday after his bail was revoked for provocative online antics.

The Associated Press reported Shkreli, 34, was taken into custody immediately after a judge heard about his online presence, in which he offered to pay anyone a $5,000 bounty for securing a follicle of Hillary Clinton‘s hair while she is on her book tour.

His defense attorney argues it was simply a tasteless joke and not worthy of jail time.

“Indeed, in the current political climate, dissent has unfortunately often taken the form of political satire, »


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