Awaiting sentencing, Fyre Festival promoter arrested again

13 Juin, 2018, 12:54 | Auteur: Christine Menetries
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"In March of 2018, William McFarland pled guilty to defrauding investors and vendors of the Fyre Festival, but it is apparent that he did not stop there", FBI Assistant Director-in-Charge William Sweeney Jr. said in a statement. "He targeted the same victims who tried to attend his Fyre Festival".

NYC VIP Access was purporting to sell tickets to major events such as the Grammys, the Met Gala, Coachella, and the Super Bowl.

McFarland allegedly targeted Fyre Festival customers and then laundered the fraud proceeds to "others' financial accounts in an effort to hide his ownership and control of the funds".

McFarland has been charged with one count of wire fraud and one count of money laundering.

Prosecutors said over 15 victims had been bilked since late a year ago of more than $100,000 as McFarland and his workers sold non-existent tickets to the 2018 Met Gala, Burning Man 2018, Coachella 2018, the 2018 Grammy Awards, Super Bowl LII and a Cleveland Cavaliers game that would include a team dinner with Lebron James.

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McFarland is accused of running a sham business called NYC VIP Access from late 2017 up until March 2018. Each charge carries a maximum sentence of 20 years in prison. He tricked at least 15 people into buying the nonexistent tickets.

Fyre Festival founder Billy McFarland was charged with a whole slew of new crimes he allegedly carried out while awaiting sentencing for his Fyre Festival-related charges.

The Fyre Festival garnered national headlines in April 2017 after being advertised as an idyllic getaway to the Bahamas, complete with gourmet food, luxury accommodations, performances by Ja Rule and Blink-182.

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.

Hulu announced in April it was producing a documentary series about the Fyre Festival.

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