How to Watch 'The Con: Fyre Festival' Interview With Billy McFarland

Billy McFarland
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Billy McFarland leaves federal court on March 6, 2018 in New York City.

ABC's true-crime series The Con is returning on Wednesday night (Mar. 3), with five episodes delving into major fraud cases.

The first episode will look into the disgraced 2017 Fyre Festival, when entrepreneur Billy McFarland and rapper Ja Rule aimed to pull off an ultra-luxury two-weekend musical event on the beaches of Great Exuma, Bahamas, with the event being promoted by high-profile models including Hailey Bieber and Kendall Jenner.

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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