Federal prosecutors late Monday asked a judge to slap a gag order on “Pharma Bro” Martin Shkreli, three days after he blasted them as the “junior varsity” during a surprise courthouse rant to reporters covering his trial.
Those prosecutors said Shkreli’s off-the-cuff remarks, made against the desperate wishes of his lawyers, “risks tainting the jury,” according to a motion filed in Brooklyn, NY, federal court.
Prosecutors, who believe that Shkreli, 34, has resumed posting on Twitter under a pseudonym despite being banned from the social media platform earlier this year for harassing a female reporter, also want him barred by the judge from tweeting further about the case.
If they don’t get the gag order granted, prosecutors want a semi-sequestration of jurors to protect them from hearing or reading Shkreli’s comments during his trial on charges of securities fraud.
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