However, the event quickly experienced disastrous problems related to security, food, accommodation, medical services and more, which led to the festival getting canceled. Instead of the luxury villas and high-end meals the pricey ticked promised festival attendees, they received prepackaged sandwiches and FEMA tents.
In March 2018, McFarland pleaded guilty to one count of wire fraud to defraud investors and ticket holders, and a second count to defraud a ticket vendor that occurred he was on bail. Later that year, he was sentenced to six years in prison.
The Con, hosted by Whoopi Goldberg, will interview McFarland from prison. The special airs at 10 p.m. ET on ABC. SlingTV also offers ABC as well as more than 30 other channels for $35 a month.
Watch the upcoming episode's trailer below.
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