Fyre competition co-founder sentenced to 6 years in jail – Dancing Astronaut

Billy McFarland, the disgraced organizer of 2017’s now notorious Fyre music competition has been sentenced to 6 years in federal jail. Billed as as ultra-luxe competition expertise that includes names like Disclosure and Major Lazer, the ill-fated endeavor was a authorized and logistical nightmare of viral proportions. The fest left defrauded traders and outraged fest-goers each clamoring angrily for his or her a refund, with a whole lot stranded on an island with every part from tent fires to packs of untamed canines.

McFarland and rapper Ja Rule’s joint dumpster fireplace set off a string of lawsuits and unfathomably shady enterprise practices that culminated with McFarland’s arrest on wire fraud expenses in June of of 2017. The disgraced businessman settled with the SEC for a whopping 27.four million as a part of his plea deal, which included a diminished sentence. The legend of essentially the most epic fest fail of all time has solely grown since, spawning every part from a bought out NYC merch pop up to a Hulu docuseries. The authorized saga could also be over, however the notorious story of Fyre fest is bound stay on.

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