Fyre Festival’s Billy McFarland Placed In Solitary Confinement Following Podcast Launch

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McFarland, who’s presently serving time for wire fraud, premiered a brand new podcast known as “Dumpster Fyre” earlier this week

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Fyre Festival mastermind Billy McFarland was positioned in solitary confinement on Friday, as The New York Times studies. McFarland’s attorneys inform the Times that they imagine the solitary confinement is the results of the current launch of his new podcast “Dumpster Fyre” earlier this week; McFarland appeared on the debut episode, talking through jail telephone.

“We believe the investigation stems from his participation in the podcast and the photographs that were taken and utilized in the trailer, which were all properly taken,” McFarland’s lawyer Jason Russo informed the Times. “We don’t believe he’s violated any rule or regulation, and there can’t possibly be anything else. He’s been a model prisoner there.”

McFarland is presently serving a six-year jail time period after pleading guilty to 2 counts of wire fraud in 2018. He said on the primary episode of “Dumpster Fyre” that any proceeds generated by the present would go in direction of the $26 million he owes the traders he defrauded within the Fyre Festival debacle. According to his lawyer, he’s presently scheduled to be launched August 30, 2023.

Read “We Didn’t Start the Fyre: Sorting the Blame of Rival Fyre Fest Docs” over on the Pitch.



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