Fyre Festival Organizer Pleads Not Guilty To Fraud

Fyre Festival Organizer Pleads Not Guilty To Fraud


Billy McFarland Pleads Not Guilty To Fyre Festival Fraud Charges

Fyre Festival organizer, Billy McFarland, has pleaded not guilty to wire fraud charges. These charges come after the failed attempt a luxurious festival in the Bahamas.

Undoubtedly, Fyre Festival presented festival goers with a luxurious campground, exquisite cuisine, boats, and private flights. Tickets ranged from 4,000$ up to 250,000$ for the more exclusive perks. The festival seemed even more exclusive as it was promoted by models such as Kendall Jenner, Bella Hadid, Emily Ratajkowski, and others. This festival was set to be the best one the century.

Unfortunately, festival goers where and arrived to the campgrounds to find disaster-relief tents. Exquisite cuisine? More like poorly made cheese sandwiches. One the bands playing the festival, blink-182, pulled out the festival a day before due to poor organization.

Billy McFarland appeared in Manhattan federal court on October 2, where he pleaded not guilty to charges wire fraud and making false statements to a bank. This hearing came after the charges  defrauding investors.

Furthermore, McFarland waived indictment, which means there will be no need for a grand jury. Due to this, a plea deal may be in the works. The pre-trial hearing is set for December 13.