The government calls the comments threats worthy of revoking the bail of the so-called Pharma Bro.
"I can't say with any certainty that the threats have not been taken seriously by anybody".
Lead prosecutor Jacquelyn Kasulis said Shkreli had shown an "escalating pattern of violence against women" in his social media posts, according to the Washington Post account.
But for the judge, it was too little, too late. "I don't think stupid makes you violent", Brafman said.
Shkreli himself had written to the judge apologizing for his "poor judgment" and insisting he "never meant to cause alarm or promote any act of violence whatsoever".
Shkreli watched in silence as the hearing unfolded and sometimes put his head down and appeared to scribble notes.
After the hearing, two deputy US marshals led Shkreli to a holding cell adjoining the courtroom.
"I got the strong sense that for the judge this was the straw that broke the camel's back", said David Chase, a former prosecutor for the Securities and Exchange Commission.
The former pharmaceutical CEO best known for hiking up the price of a life-saving drug and for trolling his critics on social media was found guilty last month on charges, unrelated to the price-fixing scandal, that he cheated investors in two failed hedge funds he ran. He was immediately jailed, and one can imagine him trying to strike up awkward conversations about Wu-Tang Clan with his fellow inmates at this very moment.
Matsumoto scheduled Shkreli's sentencing for the securities fraud conviction for January 16. He faces a maximum of 20 years in prison, though the term could end up being shorter under federal sentencing guidelines. "It never occurred to me that my awkward attempt at humor or satire would cause Mrs. Clinton or the Secret Service any distress".
He finally went too far with a Facebook post to his followers urging them to harass Hillary Clinton on her "What Happened" book tour. I must confirm the sequences I have. He needed a strand of Hillary Clinton's hair, he told his 70,000 Facebook followers recently, and was willing to pay $US5,000 for it.
"Another example of political hyperbole is when President Donald Trump, as a candidate, caused a controversy previous year by implying that "Second Amendment people" could prevent former Secretary Clinton from abolishing their right to bear arms". His defense argued in court papers his recent offer to pay the $5,000 bounty for Clinton's hair was "political satire or strained humor".