Or­ga­nizer of Fyre Fes­ti­val fi­asco charged with wire fraud

The Denver Post - - NEWS -

One of the or­ga­niz­ers of the dis­as­trous Fyre Fes­ti­val has been ar­rested and charged with wire fraud, ac­cord­ing to the U.S. At­tor­ney’s Of­fice for the South­ern District of New York.

Billy McFar­land was ar­rested Fri­day in New York and ac­cused of mak­ing “false rep­re­sen­ta­tions to in­vestors” in his com­pany, Fyre Me­dia LLC, and in a “lux­ury” mu­sic fes­ti­val that had been set to take place in the Ba­hamas over two week­ends in April and May.

Act­ing Man­hat­tan U.S. At­tor­ney Joon Kim said in a state­ment Fri­day that McFar­land al­legedly pre­sented fake doc­u­ments to in­duce in­vestors to put over a mil­lion dol­lars into his com­pany.

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