Fyre Festival Founder Billy McFarland Arrested On More Fraud Charges

Billy Mc Farland  sold nearly $100,000 worth of fraudulent tickets in the several months since he's been free

The crooked promoter of the disastrous Fyre Festival went back to defrauding people after he was arrested past year - and his newest victims include angry attendees of his infamously shoddy 2017 music festival, prosecutors said on Tuesday.

Billy McFarland was rearrested Tuesday and charged with earning $100,000 by selling fake tickets to exclusive fashion, music and sporting events through NYC VIP Access, a company he controlled.

Sweeney Jr., head of New York's Federal Bureau of Investigation office, says new charges show that McFarland didn't stop committing crimes after pleading guilty in March to defrauding investors and vendors in the Fyre Festival.


However, it appears Fyre Festival wasn't the only criminal enterprise McFarland was operating. Authorities say McFarland was conducting the scheme even after he pleaded guilty to wire fraud and misleading Fyre Media's investors.

NYC VIP Access was purporting to sell tickets to major events such as the Grammys, the Met Gala, Coachella, and the Super Bowl. According to the Manhattan US Attorney's office (via Pitchfork), he was also preying on unsuspecting music fans using a separate yet still elaborate ticket scam.

McFarland has been charged with one count of wire fraud and one count of money laundering. Both charges carry up a maximum of a 20 year sentence. Sweeney said in a statement, "McFarland allegedly went on to sell fraudulent tickets to many grand events, totaling nearly $100,000".

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