• Fyre Festival Founder Billy McFarland Given 6-Year Prison Sentence

    6 days ago - By Hypebeast

    Last year, Fyre Festival founder Billy McFarland was arrested for his role in the now-infamous Bahamas debacle. Now, following his recent guilty plea , the 27-year-old has been sentenced.
    Appearing in a Manhattan federal court earlier today, McFarland received a six-year prison sentence as punishment for two counts of wire fraud. Prosecutors originally looked to hand him a 15-year sentence, while his lawyer urged the judge to be lenient due to the "mental illnesses" he allegedly suffers from; according to his legal representatives, that affliction gave him delusions of "fame and...
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