Fyre Festival Organizer Billy McFarland Released From Prison
Fyre Festival Founding Father Gets an Early Prison Release
5/18/2022 2: 36 PM PT
Billy McFarland, the man behind the infamous Fyre Festival, has been released from prison early … but he’s not completely free just yet.
Billy was sprung on March 30 and was transferred to community confinement. He is expected to remain at home until August, although it is not clear if he is at home or in a halfway house.
As we’ve reported, Billy originally got hit with a 6-year sentence back in 2018, but he apparently won’t be spending all of it behind bars.
You’ll recall, Billy organized the notorious 2017 music fest in the Bahamas. He ended up pleading guilty to 2 counts of wire fraud over the disastrous failed event.
Take a trip down the memory lane. Hundreds of people were left in the Bahamas after being promised a weekend-long festival featuring luxury accommodations, celeb performances, and fine dining.
Of course, that’s far from what they got … settling for tents, a broken down stage and food that included a piece of cheese between slices of bread.
Billy’s lawyers first asked for him to be released early back in 2020 … but he’s finally getting a shot 2 years later.
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