Fyre Festival co-founder Billy McFarland admits fraud

Fyre Festival co-founder Billy McFarland admits fraud
 

The founder of the Fyre Festival - a "luxury" festival in the Bahamas which was called a "complete disaster" by fans - has pleaded guilty to fraud.
Billy McFarland, who co-founded the festival with rapper Ja Rule, admitted to using fake documents to attract investors to put more than $26m (£18.7m) into his company.
The 26-year-old's festival last April had boasted a bill including Skepta, Migos and Blink 182.
He could face up to 40 years in prison.
Tickets had cost between $1,200 and $100,000 (£860 and £72,000), with more than 7,000 people expected to attend.... read more

 
7 March 2018 in World News, Views: 42
Source: BBC
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