Fyre Fest organizer seeks plea deal in wire fraud case

It’s straight up Lord of the Flies at the #fyrefestival right now. Will be keeping you guys updated on stories ūüėĪ

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The scandals of Fyre Fest continue to burn bright.¬†And honestly, we’re pretty happy about that because it’s¬†one of the¬†most entertaining incidents to happen this year.

Today’s update concerns the organizer of the event, Billy McFarland. It seems the young man — who is only 25 years old — has been accused of forging documents that he showed investors to get them to¬†fork over millions of dollars. If you’re thinking, hmmm, that sounds like fraud, you would be right!

‚ÄúAs alleged, William McFarland promised a ‘life changing’ music festival but in actuality delivered a disaster,”¬†Manhattan U.S. Attorney Joon Kim¬†said in a statement.

McFarland is reportedly seeking a plea deal. If charged, McFarland could face up to 20 years in prison. He was arrested on June 30th with accusations of wire fraud, and is currently free on $300,000 bail.

This is just one of many, many charges filed agains McFarland. So expect to be hearing about Fyre Festival for a long, long time.