The Fyre Fest guy is still out here conning people

Just when you thought it was safe, the epic millennial influencer debacle known as Fyre Festival is back in the news for, surprise, fraud.

Billy McFarland, the low-rent scam artist responsible for the festival disaster heard 'round the internet, is back in trouble for conning people again. This time, McFarland is charged with selling fake tickets to mega-festivals and events. 

McFarland now faces one charge of wire fraud and one count of money laundering on top of the charges he faced from the original Fyre Festival. McFarland allegedly used one of his companies to sell $100,000 worth of fraudulent tickets to events like Coachella and the Met Gala and then sent the money to other peoples' bank accounts.

What's more, McFarland allegedly committed these scams after he had already been charged over Fyre Festival and was awaiting trial. Good Lord. 

If this sounds familiar, it's because McFarland tried to pull this same stunt before, buying up tickets to high-profile events like the musical Hamilton in an attempt to make a little money in the resale market, only to have it all blow up in his face. 

McFarland pleaded guilty in March to charges of wire fraud stemming from the original Fyre Fest shit storm, which also went belly-up into bankruptcy last year, a few months after the disastrous weekend unfolded

He's scheduled to be sentenced next week on those charges, meaning there's still time for him to figure out how to attempt one last scam that he will utterly fail at pulling off. 

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