The Fyre Fest founder must repay investors for the disastrous 2017 event.
Fyre Fest founder Billy McFarland has been ordered to repay the $26 million he admitted to stealing from investors, according to a judgment issued against him Friday (March 9) in Manhattan federal court
Earlier this week McFarland pled guilty to two counts of wire fraud in connection with the the disastrous Bahaman music festival. Following an FBI investigation, McFarland was arrested in June and then pled not guilty to charges of wire fraud and making false statements to a bank in October. On Tuesday (March 6), a spokesperson at the United States Attorney's Office for the Southern District of New York told Billboard that McFarland had accepted a plea deal. He's also facing eight to 10 years in prison and will be sentenced June 21.