Fyre Festival Organiser Sentenced to Six Years in Prison 

More from: | Gizmodo UK |

Billy McFarland, the organiser of the spectacular clusterfuck that was Fyre Festival, was sentenced Thursday to six years in prison for fraud. “Let’s just do it and be legends, man,” a marketing executive for the festival reportedly said as the event’s imminent catastrophe became increasingly evident. His reported divination came true, man, but not for the glory they had apparently hoped for.

A federal judge found 26-year-old McFarland guilty for selling phony tickets and for misleading investors, the New York Times reported. McFarland pleaded guilty in March to two counts of wire fraud and for two more counts of fraud in July.

“McFarland allegedly presented fake documents to induce investors to put over a million dollars into his company and


Read full article » http://www.gizmodo.co.uk/2018/10/fyre-festival-organiser-sentenced-to-six-years-in-prison/

About | Gizmodo UK |

Gizmodo UK isn’t your average tech site. Sure, we love technology and gadgets, but like any good nerdlinger, we’re also interested in science and smart design. Everything around us has been influenced by these elements, and it’s our goal to tell the stories behind these inspiring products, and to keep you on your toes about what’s coming next.

Expect to see amazing architecture you’d trade your Wi-Fi connection for; spaceships that soar to new and unexplored solar systems; futuristic automobiles and oceanic vessels that would fluster even James Bond; military innovation and eyebrow-raising government farces, and of course, all manner of geek culture and toys.

»Twitter: @GizmodoUK »Facebook: @GizmodoUK