Despite prosecutors’ pleas, Billy McFarland has solely obtained six years in jail. Meanwhile, co-conspirator Ja Rule is going through a $100 million class-action lawsuit filed towards him.
US District Court Judge Naomi Buchwald has sentenced Fyre Festival co-founder and entrepreneur Billy McFarland to jail.
McFarland was convicted a number of counts fraud, together with duping buyers into pouring cash into the failed luxurious music competition.
Speaking in a New York federal courtroom, McFarland advised his household and victims,
The entrepreneur reportedly mentioned “I’m sorry” a number of occasions, begging Judge Buchwald for a lighter sentence. McFarland claimed he had been the sufferer violence in jail.
Vowing to turn out to be a greater particular person, he defined,
Prosecutors had urged Judge Buchwald to condemn McFarland to 15-20 years in jail.
More as this develops.
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