• Fyre Festival Organizer and “Consummate Con Artist” Billy McFarland Sentenced to Six Years in Prison

    5 days ago - By Slate

    Billy McFarland, the man behind last year's disastrous “luxury” Fyre Festival in the Bahamas, has been sentenced to six years in federal prison and ordered to pay restitution of $26 million. The 26-year-old pled guilty earlier this year on multiple counts of fraud in connection to the infamous music festival as well as for running a fake ticket-selling company. Prosecutors argued in court that McFarland was “the consummate con artist,” and on Thursday, Judge Naomi Buchwald delivered his sentence in Manhattan.
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  • Fyre Festival organizer sentenced to 6 years on fraud charges

    5 days ago - By NBC News

    McFarland pleaded guilty in July to wire fraud charges related to his failed April 2017 music festival in the Bahamas.
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  • Fyre Festival Founder Sentenced to 6 Years in Prison

    5 days ago - By Pitchfork

    Billy McFarland pleaded guilty to two counts of wire fraud after being arrested in June 2017
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  • These photos reveal why the 26-year-old organizer of the disastrous Fyre Festival has been sentenced to 6 years in prison

    These photos reveal why the 26-year-old organizer of the disastrous Fyre Festival has been sentenced to 6 years in prison

    5 days ago - By Business Insider

    Billy McFarland , who organized last year's Fyre Festival, has been sentenced to six years in prison.
    McFarland pleaded guilty to wire-fraud charges made against him in relation to Fyre Festival in March. Fyre Festival instantly became infamous after hundreds of attendees were left stranded in the Bahamas.
    In June, McFarland was arrested again on charges of selling fake tickets through a different company, called NYC VIP Access, starting in late 2017. He pleaded guilty to those charges in July.
    Here's a look back at what happened at Fyre Festival.
    Billy McFarland, the 26-year-old founder...
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  • Fyre Festival organizer Billy McFarland sentenced to six years in prison

    Fyre Festival organizer Billy McFarland sentenced to six years in prison

    5 days ago - By New York Post

    Billy McFarland - who pleaded guilty in two cases since his 2017 music fest fell apart - had faced up to 20 years at his sentencing.
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  • Fyre Festival Organizer Sentenced to Six Years in Federal Prison

    5 days ago - By NY Times

    Billy McFarland had pleaded guilty to wire-fraud charges in the Fyre debacle as well as two more fraud counts for running a sham ticket-selling business.
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  • Fyre Festival founder has been sentenced to 6 years in prison after pleading guilty to defrauding customers out of millions of dollars in various ticketing schemes

    Fyre Festival founder has been sentenced to 6 years in prison after pleading guilty to defrauding customers out of millions of dollars in various ticketing schemes

    5 days ago - By Business Insider

    Billy McFarland , the 27-year-old founder of Fyre Festival , has been sentenced to six years in prison.
    McFarland pleaded guilty to wire-fraud charges made against him in relation to Fyre Festival in March. Fyre Festival instantly became infamous after hundreds of attendees were left stranded in the Bahamas.
    In June, McFarland was arrested again on charges of selling fake tickets through a different company, called NYC VIP Access, starting in late 2017. He pleaded guilty to those charges in July.
    Billy McFarland, the 27-year-old founder of the nightmarish Fyre Festival that left hundreds...
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