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Fyre Festival founder accused of taking part in fraudulent ticket sales while out on bail, say prosecutors

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Manhattan U.S. Attorney Geoffrey Berman said McFarland hasn't stopped conducting criminal behavior since being charged in the Fyre Festival incident.
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Fyre Festival Founder Accused of Running Another Scam While Out on Bail

Fyre Festival Founder Accused of Running Another Scam While Out on Bail

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The scammers can't stop scamming .
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The guy behind last year's disastrous Fyre Festival won't stop, can't stop going in on highly questionable ventures

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On Monday, 27-year-old Billy McFarland was arrested and charged for allegedly selling fake tickets to a smattering of luxury events, including the Met Gala and Coachella music festival, through an elaborate scam. He may not be as well-known as Charles Ponzi or Bernie Madoff, but McFarland is well on his way to becoming a world-famous fraudster.
Before Monday's arrest, the American “business owner” and “CEO” is probably best known for founding Fyre Media, the company behind last year's disastrous Fyre Festival , which fell apart due to disorganization and, uh, no musical performers.
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