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Old 10-11-2018, 10:23 PM
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Default Fyre Festival Scammer Takes 6 Years In Prison

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Vice.com: ...Billy McFarland was sentenced to six years in prison for multiple counts of fraud, including the failed Fyre Festival in the Bahamas last year where the 26-year-old lured hundreds of millennials with the help of celebrity investors like Ja Rule and Instagram celebrities like Kendall Jenner and Bella Hadid...

“The remorse I feel is crushing,” McFarland said in New York federal court...begg(ing)...for leniency as his sister and mother wept and his father held his head in his hands...McFarland’s legal team...(said he) had been diagnosed with untreated bipolar disorder, preventing him from knowing right from wrong.

McFarland...pleaded guilty to two counts of wire fraud in March..(H)e was arrested for a second time in June, after prosecutors determined he had spent his time out on bail targeting Fyre Festival attendees with a new ticket-selling scam...

(I)n July....(t)wo festival attendees obtained a $5 million judgment against him...McFarland is also the subject of a multimillion-dollar class action lawsuit, filed by ticket holders, that is still winding its way through the courts.
Completely inexplicable when you consider how much money concert promoters are making LEGITIMATELY these days. Well, since he likes music so much, cue the violins...



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