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McFarland will be sentenced on June 21 in the festival fraud.

MacFarland was charged Tuesday in NY with one count of wire fraud and one count of money laundering.

Billy McFarland, co-founder of 2017's disastrous Fyre Festival, was scheduled to be sentenced next week after pleading guilty in March to defrauding 80 investors in that event of $24 million, among other charges.

Fyre Festival was one of the biggest flops in the history of music festivals. They say the 26-year-old McFarland went on to sell fraudulent tickets totalling nearly $100,000 to various events. McFarland ran the company NYC VIP Access, which advertised tickets to events such as the Met Gala, Burning Man, Coachella, the 2018 Grammy Awards and Super Bowl LII, despite not actually having any tickets to the events, according to the complaint unsealed Tuesday.

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McFarland pleaded guilty to wire fraud charges in March in a deal that called for him to serve between eight and 10 years in prison, although he has requested leniency with no incarceration.

The document continues on to explain that McFarland, "will face criminal charges on top of those to which he already pled guilty". Each of the four counts carries a maximum sentence of 20 years in prison, although, on the initial charges at least, he was realistically looking at a much lighter sentence. 15 people allegedly bought tickets from the company, totaling $100,000. Tickets for the event cost thousands of dollars, but when attendees arrived they found poorly built tents, a lack of food and clean water and an insufficient number of public toilets. He's now facing up to 40 years in prison. He's also accused of attempting to hide his involvement with NYC VIP Access by posing as the company's other employees.

We're told the documentary crew behind Hulu's upcoming Fyre Festival docuseries, being produced by Cinemart, has been following McFarland's hearings.


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