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Billy McFarland, Organizer of Disastrous Fyre Festival, Arrested on Wire Fraud Charges

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June 30, 2017 | 07:12PM PT

Billy McFarland, organizer of the disastrous Fyre Festival that fell far short of its promises of luxury accommodations, has been arrested by the F.B.I. on charges of wire fraud, according to the United States Dept. of Justice. The U.S. Attorney’s office for the Southern District of New York revealed that McFarland was taken into custody today (June 30) in New York City and is expected to be presented before a judge on Saturday (July 1).

Said acting Manhattan U.S. Attorney Joon Kim: “As alleged, William McFarland promised a ‘life changing’ music festival but in actuality delivered a disaster. McFarland allegedly presented fake documents to induce investors to put over a million dollars into his company and the fiasco called the Fyre Festival. Thanks to the investigative efforts of the FBI, McFarland will now have to answer for his crimes.”

A charge of wire fraud can carry a sentence of up to 20 years.