Add to favourites
News Local and Global in your language
18th of June 2018

Social Media



The Fyre Fest guy is still out here conning people

Fyre Festival grifter Billy McFarland in happier times, second from the right, between Waka Flocka and Ja Rule.Fyre Festival grifter Billy McFarland in happier times, second from the right, between Waka Flocka and Ja Rule.Image: Getty Images2016%2f09%2f16%2f8f%2fhttpsd2mhye01h4nj2n.cloudfront.netmediazgkymde1lza3.f09f1By Marcus Gilmer2018-06-13 15:26:45 UTC

Just when you thought it was safe, the epic millennial influencer debacle known as Fyre Festival is back in the news for, surprise, fraud.

Billy McFarland, the low-rent scam artist responsible for the festival disaster heard 'round the internet, is back in trouble for conning people again. This time, McFarland is charged with selling fake tickets to mega-festivals and events. 

McFarland now faces one charge of wire fraud and one count of money laundering on top of the charges he faced from the original Fyre Festival. McFarland allegedly used one of his companies to sell $100,000 worth of fraudulent tickets to events like Coachella and the Met Gala and then sent the money to other peoples' bank accounts.

What's more, McFarland allegedly committed these scams after he had already been charged over Fyre Festival and was awaiting trial. Good Lord. 

If this sounds familiar, it's because McFarland tried to pull this same stunt before, buying up tickets to high-profile events like the musical Hamilton in an attempt to make a little money in the resale market, only to have it all blow up in his face. 

So Fyre Fest is a complete disaster. Mass chaos. No organization. No one knows where to go. There are no villas, just a disaster tent city. pic.twitter.com/1lSWtnk7cA

— William N. Finley IV (@WNFIV) April 27, 2017

McFarland pleaded guilty in March to charges of wire fraud stemming from the original Fyre Fest shit storm, which also went belly-up into bankruptcy last year, a few months after the disastrous weekend unfolded. 

He's scheduled to be sentenced next week on those charges, meaning there's still time for him to figure out how to attempt one last scam that he will utterly fail at pulling off. 

Https%3a%2f%2fvdist.aws.mashable.com%2fcms%2f2017%2f5%2f398a6713 b681 c4d9%2fthumb%2f00001

Read More




Leave A Comment

More News

TechCrunch » Social

Mashable

The Next Web

Entrepreneur

E-Commerce Times

Social News Daily

Disclaimer and Notice:WorldProNews.com is not the owner of these news or any information published on this site.