The Fyre Festival Founder Pleaded Guilty In A Separate Fraud Case
On Thursday, the founder of the nightmarish Fyre Festival, Billy McFarland, pleaded guilty to an unrelated scheme.
McFarland was arrested on charges of selling fake tickets through a company called NYC VIP Access.
He allegedly sold fake tickets to the 2018 Met Gala, Burning Man, Coachella, the Grammy’s, and the Super Bowl.
McFarland plead guilty to wire fraud and bank fraud.
"This was just another fraud in McFarland's disturbing pattern of deception. McFarland's fraudulent schemes cost real people real money, and now he faces real time in federal prison for his crimes," Geoffrey S. Berman, US Attorney for the Southern District of New York, said during a court hearing on Thursday.
McFarland faces a potential maximum of 75 years in prison for his NYC VIP Access scam.
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