These photos reveal why the 26-year-old organizer of the disastrous Fyre Festival has been sentenced to 6 years in prison
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Billy McFarland, who organized last year's Fyre Festival, was sentenced to six years in prison on Thursday and has been ordered to forfeit $26 million.

McFarland pleaded guilty in March to wire-fraud charges in relation to Fyre Festival, which instantly became infamous after hundreds of attendees were left stranded in the Bahamas last year.

In June, McFarland was arrested again on charges of selling fake tickets through a different company, called NYC VIP Access, starting in late 2017. He...


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