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Fyre Festival founder Billy McFarland is asking to be released early from a federal prison that’s been called a ‘breeding ground’ for the coronavirus and where 6 inmates have already died

Thousands of inmates have been released from prison in recent weeks in an effort to curtail the spread of the coronavirus. Billy McFarland, the founder behind the infamous Fyre Festival, filed a request this week for early release from prison and instead serve the rest of his sentence in home […]
Fyre Festival founder Billy McFarland is asking to be released early from a federal prison that’s been called a ‘breeding ground’ for the coronavirus and where 6 inmates have already died
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Fyre Festival scammer Billy McFarland and Mike ‘The Situation’ Sorrentino are reportedly friends in prison: ‘They play Scrabble together’

Mike “The Situation” Sorrentino and Fyre Festival founder Billy McFarland are both serving their prison sentences in FCI Otisville in upstate New York. They are friends and play scrabble with the guy who hacked and leaked nude celebrity photos, two of Sorrentino’s friends and “Jersey Shore” co-stars told Jenny McCarthy […]
Fyre Festival scammer Billy McFarland and Mike ‘The Situation’ Sorrentino are reportedly friends in prison: ‘They play Scrabble together’
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After $200,000 was raised for the Fyre Festival caterer who never got paid, a new GoFundMe is trying to repay the construction workers who were stiffed

In Netflix’s new documentary about Fyre Festival, it was revealed that the festival creators never paid a significant number of workers. First a GoFundMe page raised over $US200,000 for caterer Maryann Rolle. Now another page is trying to crowd source $US400,000 for the local day laborers who worked overtime to […]
After $200,000 was raised for the Fyre Festival caterer who never got paid, a new GoFundMe is trying to repay the construction workers who were stiffed
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5 of the key players in the Fyre Festival disaster

Fyre Festival was billed as an elite island concert experience. Entrepreneur Billy McFarland created the Fyre Festival. The rapper Ja Rule was involved in the creation of the festival and his name and face helped create buzz around it. The details of the Fyre Festival inspired the creation of two […]
5 of the key players in the Fyre Festival disaster
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Here’s everything we know about Billy McFarland, the 27-year-old who created the disastrous Fyre Festival and who’s now serving a 6-year prison sentence

Billy McFarland is best known for organising Fyre Festival, the VIP party that turned into a nightmare and instantly became infamous when hundreds of attendees were left stranded in the Bahamas. McFarland pleaded guilty to wire-fraud charges in relation to Fyre Festival and sentenced to six years in prison last […]
Here’s everything we know about Billy McFarland, the 27-year-old who created the disastrous Fyre Festival and who’s now serving a 6-year prison sentence
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Fyre Festival founder sentenced to 6 years in prison after pleading guilty to defrauding investors out of millions of dollars in various ticketing schemes

Billy McFarland, the 26-year-old founder of the Fyre Festival, has been sentenced to six years in prison. He also faces a $US26 million forfeiture order. McFarland pleaded guilty in March to wire-fraud charges in relation to the Fyre Festival, which last year instantly became infamous after hundreds of attendees were […]
Fyre Festival founder sentenced to 6 years in prison after pleading guilty to defrauding investors out of millions of dollars in various ticketing schemes
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The founder of the doomed Fyre Festival could spend years in prison after pleading guilty to defrauding investors out of millions of dollars

The Fyre Festival organiser Billy McFarland pleaded guilty to wire-fraud charges on Tuesday. The 26-year-old was arrested in June after being accused of misleading investors who poured money into Fyre Media. McFarland admitted to defrauding 80 investors and a ticket broker out of more than $US26 million. Billy McFarland, the […]
The founder of the doomed Fyre Festival could spend years in prison after pleading guilty to defrauding investors out of millions of dollars