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Fyre Festival Founder Arrested in New York

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by Melody Bot, Jul 1, 2017.

  1. Melody Bot

    Your friendly little forum bot. Staff Member

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    NME:


    One of the men responsible for April’s disastrous Fyre Festival was arrested in New York City on Friday.

    Billy McFarland, 25, is charged with wire fraud after allegedly defrauding investors in Fyre Media, his company. […] Explaining McFarland’s arrest, US Attorney Joon Kim said that he had allegedly shown fake documents to investors to encourage them to put more than $1 million into both Fyre Media and Fyre Festival. Ja Rule, the company’s co-founder, has not been arrested.

     
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  2. carrytheweird

    www.nrdc.org

    Don't know why Ja Rule isn't being held just as accountable, but it's a start.


    Still the funniest shit show of the year so far.
     
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  3. Ryan

    Might be Spider-Man...

    The fact that this was still a thing is beyond me, like, this is the height of the bizzaro festival culture being a different reality.
     
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  4. tdlyon

    Pawnee Forever Supporter

    This'll be a good ending to the movie
     
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  5. Iamhollywood315

    Regular

    Frat boi broski is heading to the slammer
     
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  6. Henry

    LISTEN TO CHAI Moderator

    I'm seeing him in like two weeks, so if they can hold off until then, that'd be great.
     
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  7. SamLevi11

    Trusted Supporter

    Wait, Ja Rule is still a thing?
     
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  8. Raku

    Regular

    Good, I'm hoping more of the people that ran "this show" are held accountable.

    While yes, it was funny, and entertaining to watch unfold. I do feel bad for those who suffered, and wasted money on this. No one should get away with this, no matter how rich the victim is, or not.