Fyre Festival merchandise up for auction; proceeds going to victims

Fyre Festival merchandise up for auction; proceeds going to victims

The Fyre Festival was billed as a luxury weekend in the Bahamas, attended by celebrities and influencers alike and spearheaded by Billy McFarland and rapper Jah Rule as the celebrity spokesperson.

But the 2017 event became infamous after thousands of partygoers were left stranded without sufficient food, water, or proper accommodation.

With organiser Billy McFarland in prison for fraud, US Marshals are auctioning off Fyre merchandise, with proceeds going to McFarland’s victims.

The sale of souvenir clothing and other items began last week.

US Marshal Ralph Sozio said in a statement that branded clothing and other items were originally meant for sale at Fyre Festival “but were kept by McFarland, with the intent to sell the items and use the funds to commit further criminal acts while he was on pre-trial release.

 

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