The announcement of the sentence came by AJ+ (@ajplus)
The promoter of the 2017 FAILED event Fyre Festival was sentenced to 6 years in prison for fraud. If you recall a past show we talked about this event which was on an island in the Bahamas. Here is the promotional video they send out on January 12, 2017
Video YouTube Via Fyre Festival Own Page
This was showing an experience with beautiful women, clear waters, and concerts. “The best in Food, Art, Music, and Adventure” Well the adventure part was definitely not what they thought it would be. The only way to reach this island was by private plane charter or private boat.
Reports where that people spend up to 12,000 on this event.
Stories started to appear about people being stranded in event tents on the island and the promoters or any of the staff where nowhere to be found. Many of these tents, which had not been set up where still in the boxes they came in. Tweets and post started coming to light for people asking for help
As stated before, the best in food. Well here is a photo of the food they were given on site
-Photo From Washington Post – Photo From Star-Telegram
This was a massive failure on multiple levels. What it really was, a scam. Someone who said look at all these music festivals and the money they make. I can do it too. But did not have the resources the experience to even pull off a tiny show. NOPE! Let’s go big, and started the 76th annual Hunger Games right here in the Bahamas. Well, the whole new game will start for this promoter.
Photo From AJ+
October 11th 2018 Billy McFarland was sentenced to 6 years in prison. Quote ” The defendant is a serial fraudster and that to date his fraud like a circle has no ending,” said Judge Naomi Buchwald.
“The remorse I feel is crushing,” McFarland said to a packed courtroom. ” I lived every day with the weight of knowing that I Literally destroyed the lives of my friends and family”
So you are not sorry to the people you LEFT OF THE FUCKING ISLAND TO DIE! TO FEND FOR THEMSELVES! YOU SON OF **********
Yes, this truly angers me ( If you can’t already tell)
McFarland was arrested in 2017 for providing false financial information to potential investors of the Fyre Festival. Originally he was facing 40 years in prison, but after pleading guilty to two counts of wire fraud in connection to the event. His sentence was reduced.
According to Consequencedofsound.net
“Buchwald did offer some leniency. She had the option to go as high as 20 years for convictions on three counts of wire fraud, one count of bank fraud, and one count of lying to investigators. Instead, she allowed his different sentences to be served concurrently, meaning he’ll receive six years in prison, as well as three years of supervised release. He was also ordered to forfeit more $26 million. That’s to go along with the $5 million civil suit he’s on the hook for.”
And in 2018 a documentary will be released. A Multi-part series will investigate the criminally disastrous event on HULU.
You mean to tell me….it was such a disaster that it would require a MULTI-PART SERIES to explain it all…and you just got 6 years. *SLAMS HEAD ON DESK!!
Here is some advice, if you are going to run and event, festival, convention or of even a damn birthday party and you never have before. DON’T ASSUME! There are many people that always willing to get involved, advise, coordinate. ASK!
If your asking where is Ja Rul in all this, here is a tweet
While I can not verify, as the post was taken down the Blue Check Mark mean verified, so take it as you want to.