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

7 monthes 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

7 monthes 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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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

7 monthes 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.
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