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Netflix announced the release of a documentary about Fyre Festival, the failed music festival put on by Billy McFarland and Ja Rule in 2017. “Fyre” is directed by Chris Smith and produced by Jerry Media (Fuckjerry’s media and film division), in association with Vice Studios and Matte Projects. ___ The doc will be released on January 18th, and follows the series of events that lead up to the failure of what was supposed to be a luxury music festival set on a small island in the Bahamas. The festival was promoted by celebrities and other influencers through social media, and was alleged to feature performances by Blink-182, Migos and Disclosure. However the event fell apart through disorganization and lack of lodging accommodations, food, and other facilities required to host thousands of guests. ___ McFarland, 26, was recently sentenced to six years in prison on two counts of wire fraud. McFarland pleaded guilty to defrauding 80 investors as well as falsifying documents to fund the 2017 music festival.: NETFLIX ENTERTAINMENT NETFLIX RELEASES FYRE Dec 10 Netflix announces "FYRE", a new documentary about the failed music festival put on by Billy McFarland Netflix announced the release of a documentary about Fyre Festival, the failed music festival put on by Billy McFarland and Ja Rule in 2017. “Fyre” is directed by Chris Smith and produced by Jerry Media (Fuckjerry’s media and film division), in association with Vice Studios and Matte Projects. ___ The doc will be released on January 18th, and follows the series of events that lead up to the failure of what was supposed to be a luxury music festival set on a small island in the Bahamas. The festival was promoted by celebrities and other influencers through social media, and was alleged to feature performances by Blink-182, Migos and Disclosure. However the event fell apart through disorganization and lack of lodging accommodations, food, and other facilities required to host thousands of guests. ___ McFarland, 26, was recently sentenced to six years in prison on two counts of wire fraud. McFarland pleaded guilty to defrauding 80 investors as well as falsifying documents to fund the 2017 music festival.
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Billy McFarland, co-founder of Fyre Festival is sentenced to six years in prison with three years probation, and was ordered to pay restitution of just over $26 million. McFarland, 26, pleaded guilty to two counts of wire fraud in March. He admitted to defrauding 80 investors as well as falsifying documents to fund the 2017 music festival, Fyre Festival. McFarland was also caught selling fraudulent tickets to high-end events including the Met Gala and the Grammy Awards through his company called NYC VIP Access while out on pre-trial bail for his initial fraud charges. ___ In the U.S. Southern District Court in Manhattan, Judge Naomi Buchwald called McFarland a “serial fraudster,” that has “been dishonest for most of his life.” ___ McFarland made a statement to the court, saying: "The thing that pushed me more than anything was fear" of the Fyre Festival failing, and of "letting everyone down." ___ Photo: Brendan McDermid | Reuters: 5UU PDI U.S. NEWs MCFARLAND SENTENCED Oct 11 | Billy McFarland, co-founder and organizer of Fyre Festival, is sentenced to six years in prison with three years probation. Billy McFarland, co-founder of Fyre Festival is sentenced to six years in prison with three years probation, and was ordered to pay restitution of just over $26 million. McFarland, 26, pleaded guilty to two counts of wire fraud in March. He admitted to defrauding 80 investors as well as falsifying documents to fund the 2017 music festival, Fyre Festival. McFarland was also caught selling fraudulent tickets to high-end events including the Met Gala and the Grammy Awards through his company called NYC VIP Access while out on pre-trial bail for his initial fraud charges. ___ In the U.S. Southern District Court in Manhattan, Judge Naomi Buchwald called McFarland a “serial fraudster,” that has “been dishonest for most of his life.” ___ McFarland made a statement to the court, saying: "The thing that pushed me more than anything was fear" of the Fyre Festival failing, and of "letting everyone down." ___ Photo: Brendan McDermid | Reuters

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Fyre Festival founder and CEO, Billy McFarland, pleaded guilty to two counts of wire fraud yesterday, and will face up to a decade in prison. McFarland admitted in a Manhattan federal court that he had defrauded investors and falsified documents as a way to provide funding for his promised luxury Fyre Festival experience. The two wire fraud charges each carry a maximum of 20 years in prison, but McFarland made a plea agreement which may allow him to face only eight to ten years, with a fine of up to $300,000. McFarland’s sentence is scheduled for June 21st. ___ McFarland and fellow festival-promoter rapper Ja Rule made Fyre Festival out to be a “luxury concert” to take place on a small island in the Bahamas. The festival was to include performances from Blink-182, Migos, and Disclosure with extravagant housing accommodations and celebrity-chef-cooked meals. However, when concertgoers started to arrive to the festival, they were met with flimsy tents and boxed lunches and told that the musical acts had been canceled. Mcfarland told the judge, Naomi Reice Buchwald, of Federal District Court in Manhattan, that he had begun organizing the festival with good intentions but had “greatly underestimated the resources” it would take to deliver the experience that was advertised. ___ Photo: Mark Lennihan | AP: PE.RI U.S. NEWS FYRE FESTIVAL FRAUD Mar 07 | Fyre Festival founder and CEO Billy McFarland pleaded guilty to two counts of wire fraud, facing up to ten years in prison. Fyre Festival founder and CEO, Billy McFarland, pleaded guilty to two counts of wire fraud yesterday, and will face up to a decade in prison. McFarland admitted in a Manhattan federal court that he had defrauded investors and falsified documents as a way to provide funding for his promised luxury Fyre Festival experience. The two wire fraud charges each carry a maximum of 20 years in prison, but McFarland made a plea agreement which may allow him to face only eight to ten years, with a fine of up to $300,000. McFarland’s sentence is scheduled for June 21st. ___ McFarland and fellow festival-promoter rapper Ja Rule made Fyre Festival out to be a “luxury concert” to take place on a small island in the Bahamas. The festival was to include performances from Blink-182, Migos, and Disclosure with extravagant housing accommodations and celebrity-chef-cooked meals. However, when concertgoers started to arrive to the festival, they were met with flimsy tents and boxed lunches and told that the musical acts had been canceled. Mcfarland told the judge, Naomi Reice Buchwald, of Federal District Court in Manhattan, that he had begun organizing the festival with good intentions but had “greatly underestimated the resources” it would take to deliver the experience that was advertised. ___ Photo: Mark Lennihan | AP

Fyre Festival founder and CEO, Billy McFarland, pleaded guilty to two counts of wire fraud yesterday, and will face up to a decade in pri...

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