Fyre Festival 'Serial Fraudster' Faces 6 Years, $26M Forfeiture

Law360, New York (October 11, 2018, 4:44 PM EDT) -- Billy McFarland, a young entrepreneur who caught the FBI's attention when his ill-fated Fyre Festival left concertgoers stranded on a remote island, was sentenced to six years in prison on Thursday — far less than the government sought — by a judge who called him a "serial fraudster," and also ordered to pay a $26 million forfeiture.

Billy McFarland, shown leaving court in March, was sentenced to six years in prison Thursday for fraud and lying to the FBI. A New York federal judge called his conduct "unique in this court's memory." (AP)

U.S. District Judge Naomi Reice Buchwald was unsparing...

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