Billy McFarland, the organizer behind last year’s disastrous Fyre Festival in the Bahamas, has been sentenced to six years in prison for fraud charges. The 26-year-old was sentenced in a Manhattan federal courtroom on Thursday after pleading guilty in March to two counts of wire fraud related to the failed festival, The Associated Press reported. While out on bail in June, he was arrested a second time for carrying out a new sham ticket scheme, NYC VIP Access, which sold bogus tickets to exclusive events, earning him $100,000, prosecutors said. He pleaded guilty in July to two more counts of fraud after that arrest.
Source: Huffington Post October 11, 2018 21:18 UTC