Fyre Festival Now Under FBI Investigation

Fyre Festival Now Under FBI Investigation

NEW YORK (EON) – Remember the epic disaster known as the the Fyre festival. Well down the FBI are involved.

According to the New York Times, Fyre Festival is under criminal investigation by the Southern District of New York and the FBI.

Federal authorities are “looking into possible mail, wire and securities fraud” in an investigation led by “a prosecutor assigned to the complex frauds and cybercrime unit.”

Vulture also details additional fallout from the failed festival that continues to affect vendors and involved parties; Blink-182, who were set to headline, have their equipment stuck in “customs limbo.”

Fyre Media founder Billy McFarland previously said, “We’re going to take every measure to make this right for everybody now, and make this right for everybody next year, on a large scale.”

At least seven lawsuits have been filed against Fyre, McFarland and his collaborator Ja Rule since April 28.

Fyre Festival
Fyre Festival

The day festival-goers arrived in Great Exuma they discovered that the luxury getaway they had been promised was actually a chaotic beach lacking full-assembled shelters and, according to a lawsuit filed by event staffing organization National Event Services, plagued by “bug infestation, bloodstained mattresses, and no air conditioning.”

All in all, it sounds like Fyre was doomed from the beginning–about what you’d expect from an undertaking by a flashy 25-year-old with a history of sketchy business dealings. Read the full Times story here.

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