Fyre Festival Organizer Billy McFarland Pleads Guilty To Wire Fraud


It was supposed to be a utopia, only it turned out to be more akin to Dante’s Inferno. The Fyre Festival proved to be one 2017’s most hilarious misadventures; billed as the ultimate getaway for rich millennials, Billy McFarland and Ja Rule‘s brainchild soon established itself as one the biggest fails in modern history. You might recall the horrifying image the most unappetizing sandwich ever captured on camera. Should you be so bold, you can revisit the initial report here. Suffice it to say, the failed festival led to many pissed f people, and it wasn’t long before the mob was coming for Ja and McFarland alike. While Ja managed to slip away for the most part, Billy McFarland has been going down with his ship. 

TMZ reports that McFarland has plead guilty to two counts Wire Fraud, after originally pleading not guilty back in October. The charges are apparently connected to funds he received from investors, which totaled over one million dollars. At his original trial, McFarland was accused misleading investors with false statements, including fraudulent bank loans and false insurance policies. 

All things considered, it would appear that McFarland’s fate is looking grim. TMZ’s report claims that each fraud charge carries a potential sentence twenty years, which could lead to McFarland spending the bulk his life in prison if hit with the maximum. His sentence begins in June.