Dumpster Fyre: Founder Of Disastrous Fyre Festival Strikes Again

Billy McFarland

McFarland is reportedly now facing a new set of charges connected to a post-Fyre Festival ticket scam.

McFarland sold almost $100,000 worth of fraudulent tickets to approximately 15 customers through a company he controlled called NYC VIP Access, according to federal prosecutors. And he'd told his workers that he would flee if he is sentenced to over three years in prison next week, she said.

Prosecutors say McFarland committed crimes even after he pleaded guilty in March to defrauding investors and vendors in the Fyre Festival.

The promoter of a failed music festival in the Bahamas who is awaiting sentencing on fraud charges was arrested on new fraud charges Tuesday, leading a judge to order his detention.

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The document continues on to explain that McFarland, "will face criminal charges on top of those to which he already pled guilty". Then, McFarland's company would allegedly offer those people tickets (at premium prices) to things including the 2018 Met Gala, the Victoria's Secret Fashion Show, and a private dinner with LeBron James.

McFarland is accused of running a sham business called NYC VIP Access from late 2017 up until March 2018. As his Fyre Festival co-hort Ja Rule would sing, McFarland best prepare for some good "Thug Lovin'". The festival was anything but the ultra-luxurious event promoted as "the cultural experience of the decade" and touted on social media by Kendall Jenner, Bella Hadid, Emily Ratajkowski and other models and celebrities.

McFarland pleaded guilty in connection to the Fyre Festival fiasco on March 6 to one count of wire fraud after defrauding over 80 investors out of $24 million, and another count of wire fraud for lying to the company selling tickets, which took over $2 million in losses, according to the Southern District of NY.

We're told the documentary crew behind Hulu's upcoming Fyre Festival docuseries, being produced by Cinemart, has been following McFarland's hearings.

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