Ill-fated Fyre Festival boss sentenced

Ill-fated Fyre Festival boss sentenced

Billy Mcfarland, the promoter of the botched 2017 Fyre Festival in the Bahamas, has been sentenced to serve six years in prison.
McFarland pleaded guilty to defrauding investors and then to a ticket selling scam earlier this year (18).
His lawyer had urged leniency, insisting his client had delusional beliefs that his talents would lead to “fame and fortune”.
He was sentenced in Manhattan on Thursday (11Oct18).
The Fyre Festival was cancelled after the first wave of fans, who had been charged between $5,000 (£3,780) and $250,000 (£189,000) for tickets to see sets by the likes of Major Lazer, Tyga, Pusha T, and Desiigner, took to social media upon their arrival to vent about the lack of basic accommodation and bad catering, while all the major acts pulled out of performances when it became clear it was a shambles.

by WENN

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