It goes from bad to worse for Fyre Festival.
The company behind Fyre Festival is under investigation by the FBI, the New York Times reports.
According to a source close to the matter, Billy McFarland’s Fyre Media is being investigated by the FBI for possible mail, wire and securities fraud. The investigation is being overseen by “a prosecutor assigned to the complex frauds and cybercrime unit.
Fyre Festival was originally meant to take place on a private island in the Bahamas at the end of April, but was cancelled after ticketholders complained of “refugee camp conditions” on arrival.
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The organizers of Fyre Festival have quite a bit in common with America’s soon-to-be-impeached 45th president, Donald Trump. Billy McFarland and Ja Rule promised to make music festivals great again with a boutique luxury concert event taking place on a Caribbean island. Yet when it came time to deliver the goods, McFarland and Ja Rule proved to be nothing more than a pair of know-nothing con men who, even today, refuse to take responsibility for their own failures. Now, like President Trump, McFarland and Ja Rule find themselves the target of a FBI investigation