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McFarland Strikes Again

Billy McFarland, the man behind the disastrous Fyre Festival in the Bahamas, pleaded guilty to federal charges related to a fraudulent ticket-selling scam that he led while out on bail from wire fraud charges. The 26-year-old sold fictitious tickets for high-profile events to at least 30 people who spent $150,000, according to the US Attorney’s Office. Tickets to the disastrous April 2017 Fyre Festival sold for $1,200 to more than $100,000, but when customers arrived they were greeted with soggy sandwiches and the promoted acts failed to appear.