The man behind the Fyre Festival disaster has been arrested on additional fraud charges. Apparently his guy just can’t help himself because he was busted for running a fake ticket-selling scam while out on bail! Meanwhile, he’s currently awaiting sentencing for his previous fraud charges!
According to The New York Times, federal prosecutors said on Tuesday that Billy McFarland ran a company that “sold fraudulent tickets to exclusive events like the Met Gala, Burning Man and Coachella. In one case, the authorities said, two customers flew from Florida to New York for the Grammy Awards, only to be turned away at the door.”
Prosecutors also claim that he tried to hide his involvement by using an email account under the name of another employee at his company. He also reportedly sent the profits to other people’s accounts. They allege that the 26-year-old defrauded about 15 customers out of around $100,000!
Last year, McFarland was charged with wire fraud for the Fyre Festival, a failed music festival in the Bahamas that scammed over 80 investors out of $26 million. He pleaded guilty to defrauding investors and vendors and is awaiting sentencing.
When will he learn his lesson?