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Fyre Festival promoter Billy McFarland sentenced to six years in prison for fraud

Billy McFarland, the man behind the disastrous Fyre Festival, was sentenced Thursday to six years in prison by a federal judge in New York City.
 
McFarland, who organised the infamous 2017 music festival in the Bahamas, pleaded guilty to two counts of wire fraud, based on the funds he received from investors in the doomed concert. 
 
Prosecutors said he raised more than $1 million.
 
Despite all that money, Fyre Festival was an epic fail.
 
Would-be concertgoers paid down between $1,200 and $100,000 only to be forced to sleep in tents, or out on the beach, instead of the luxury accommodations Billy advertised. 
 
There is a $100 million class action lawsuit against Billy and Ja Rule claiming they warned celebs not to attend knowing it would be a total disaster, but did not inform others.


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