Convicted crybaby, “Pharma Bro” Martin Shkreli’s defense team has requested that he be sent to a “minimum security camp” instead of a maximum-security lockup.
Newly filed court papers reveal that Shkreli’s lawyers wrote a letter to Brooklyn federal court Judge Kiyo Matsumoto on Tuesday for their request that their client be allowed to stay in a more comfortable prison than within Camp Canaan, a high-security federal prison for men in Waymart, Pa.
The judge sentenced Shkreli to seven years prison time on Friday, aside from a $75,000 fine, court-mandated therapy, community service and close to $73 million forfeiture.
The Goldwater also reported how Shkreli shed tears when the decision on his prison sentence was handed down, and how he apologized to the federal judge for scamming investors.
The judge’s ruling also follows Shkreli’s conviction last year on charges of securities fraud for defrauding investors in multiple hedge funds he operated.
Shkreli has been staying at the Metropolitan Detention Center since September. He posted on Facebook an announcement that he’d pay $5,000 per strand of hair, with follicle, taken from Hillary Clinton’s head.
Matsumoto decided that Shkreli’s hair bounty declaration constituted a “solicitation of threat” and assessed then that he’s a danger to the community, hence the decision to land him in a much harsher penitentiary instead of a white-collar camp.
Matsumoto is not actually the one in charge of ultimately determining where Shkreli will go, but she can, nonetheless, issue a recommendation to the U.S. Bureau of Prisons.
Among the “notorious” inmates of Canaan include al Qaeda supporter Abdul Kabir, who is serving a life sentence for being behind a failed bombing plot on JFK in 2007.