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Fyre Festival Founder Billy McFarland Arrested Again for Fraud


Fyre Festival founder Billy McFarland, who pleaded guilty to wire fraud in March, costing over 80 investors a total of $26 million, was arrested again on Tuesday, and charged with running a fraudulent ticket-selling scam, TIME reports.

According to federal prosecutors, the scheme to sell tickets to exclusive events, such as the 2018 Grammy Awards, Met Gala, Super Bowl LII, and even a private dinner with LeBron James, was a fraud from the start, and specifically targeted people who had fallen for the Fyre Festival.

McFarland reportedly made $100,000 USD by selling these fake tickets, and according to a judge in Manhattan, McFarland would likely face an additional two years or so in prison if he is convicted in the new case. In addition, if he is freed on bail for the Fyre Festival case, McFarland will face a $1 million bail on the new charges.

For the full story, head on over to TIME.

In other news, Jamie Foxx has been accused of sexual assault.



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