Fyre Festival Co-Founder Billy McFarland Sentenced In Manhattan

Credit: NPR- Published on October 11, 2018
McFarland was ordered to pay over $26 million in restitution, and was sentenced to six years in prison in U.S. Southern District Court on Thursday.

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Published on October 11, 2018 -  01:19
Fyre Festival Fiasco Organizer Gets Prison Sentence
According to Newser, Billy McFarland, the brain behind the Fyre Festival, has learned his fate. A Manhattan federal judge sentenced McFarland to 6 years in prison. The judge called McFarland a "serial fraudster" who has been "dishonest most of his life." The 26-year-old organized 2017's Fyre festival, which was billed as an "unprecedented VIP event" Set on an island in the Bahamas, it was promoted as featuring popular music acts.

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