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Fyre Festival Scammer Billy McFarland Sentenced To Six Years In Prison

Credit: Gothamist- Published on October 11, 2018
Billy McFarland—the 26-year-old Fyre Festival co-founder who pleaded guilty to fraud in connection with the failed fest, and who also pleaded guilty to a separate fake ticket scam he was running while he was awaiting sentencing for the Fyre Fest scam—was sentenced to six years in prison today in Manhattan . [ more › ]
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Credit: Wochit News
Published on October 11, 2018 -  00:42
Fyre Festival Organizer Sentenced To 6 Years In Prison
Billy McFarland, who organized 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 NYC VIP Access. The fake tickets were for the Met Gala, Burning Man, Coachella, the Grammy's, and the Super Bowl.

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