Fyre Festival Organizer Billy McFarland Charged With Scamming More People After Initial Wire Fraud Arrest 

Hannah Gold 06/14/2018. 15 comments

Scammers gonna scam.

Multiple outlets reported on Tuesday that disgraced 26-year-old Fyre Festival promoter and organizer Billy McFarland used his time out on bail to commit more and similar crimes, allegedly. McFarland was arrested in his Manhattan home in June 2017, charged with wire fraud, and released on $300,000 bail.

Federal prosecutors said on Tuesday that from the end of 2017 up until this past March, McFarland headed a company whose purpose was to sell fake tickets to fancy, big-name events such as Burning Man, Coachella, and the Met Gala. Authorities gave the example of a couple of customers who say they flew from Florida to New York to attend the Grammy Awards, only to find out their tickets were fraudulent.

In sum, prosecutors say McFarland scammed around 15 people out of a cool $100,000. They have charged him with a third count of wire fraud and one count of money laundering.

McFarland pled guilty to wire fraud in March, after initially pleading not guilty in October. The New York Times reported that McFarland lost some $26 million on the disastrous music festival sham, and is due to be sentenced next week. McFarland reportedly is facing up to 40 years in prison—also, a whole bunch of civil suits.

He also faces the humiliating prospect of a documentary series about his failures. Which, in terms of scams completed and rich people’s weekends ruined, might also be seen as wild success.

HighResolutionMusic.com - Download Hi-Res Songs

1 (G)I-DLE


(G)I-DLE. 2018. Writer: Riot Music Team;Harloe.
2 Ariana Grande

​Thank U, Next flac

Ariana Grande. 2018. Writer: Crazy Mike;Scootie;Victoria Monét;Tayla Parx;TBHits;Ariana Grande.
3 Imagine Dragons

Bad Liar flac

Imagine Dragons. 2018. Writer: Jorgen Odegard;Daniel Platzman;Ben McKee;Wayne Sermon;Aja Volkman;Dan Reynolds.
4 Backstreet Boys

Chances flac

Backstreet Boys. 2018.
5 Clean Bandit

Baby flac

Clean Bandit. 2018. Writer: Jack Patterson;Kamille;Jason Evigan;Matthew Knott;Marina;Luis Fonsi.

Waste It On Me flac

BTS. 2018. Writer: Steve Aoki;Jeff Halavacs;Ryan Ogren;Michael Gazzo;Nate Cyphert;Sean Foreman;RM.
7 BlackPink

Kiss And Make Up flac

BlackPink. 2018. Writer: Soke;Kny Factory;Billboard;Chelcee Grimes;Teddy Park;Marc Vincent;Dua Lipa.
8 Lady Gaga

I'll Never Love Again flac

Lady Gaga. 2018. Writer: Benjamin Rice;Lady Gaga.
9 Kelly Clarkson

Never Enough flac

Kelly Clarkson. 2018. Writer: Benj Pasek;Justin Paul.
10 Fitz And The Tantrums

HandClap flac

Fitz And The Tantrums. 2017. Writer: Fitz And The Tantrums;Eric Frederic;Sam Hollander.
11 Little Mix

Told You So flac

Little Mix. 2018. Writer: Eyelar;MNEK;Raye.
12 Halsey

Without Me flac

Halsey. 2018. Writer: Halsey;Delacey;Louis Bell;Amy Allen;Justin Timberlake;Timbaland;Scott Storch.
13 Cher Lloyd

None Of My Business flac

Cher Lloyd. 2018. Writer: ​iamBADDLUCK;Alexsej Vlasenko;Kate Morgan;Henrik Meinke;Jonas Kalisch;Jeremy Chacon.
14 Bradley Cooper

Always Remember Us This Way flac

Bradley Cooper. 2018. Writer: Lady Gaga;Dave Cobb.
15 Calum Scott

No Matter What flac

Calum Scott. 2018. Writer: Toby Gad;Calum Scott.
16 Ashley Tisdale

Voices In My Head flac

Ashley Tisdale. 2018. Writer: John Feldmann;Ashley Tisdale.
17 Imagine Dragons

Machine flac

Imagine Dragons. 2018. Writer: Wayne Sermon;Daniel Platzman;Dan Reynolds;Ben McKee;Alex Da Kid.
18 Diplo

Close To Me flac

Diplo. 2018. Writer: Ellie Goulding;Savan Kotecha;Peter Svensson;Ilya;Swae Lee;Diplo.
19 Billie Eilish

When The Party's Over flac

Billie Eilish. 2018. Writer: Billie Eilish;FINNEAS.
20 Little Mix

Woman Like Me flac

Little Mix. 2018. Writer: Nicki Minaj;Steve Mac;Ed Sheeran;Jess Glynne.


Adrastra, patron saint of not giving a fuck

Suggested posts

Other Hannah Gold's posts