Billy McFarland — Bio, Age, Photos, Wiki
Name: Billy McFarland (William McFarland)
Hometown: Short Hills section of Millburn, New Jersey
Occupation: entrepreneur / concert promoter
Founder of online ad platform Spling
Founder and CEO of Fyre Media
Founder of Magnises (August 2013)
Education: Briefly studied computer engineering at Bucknell University in Lewisburg, Pennsylvania, prior to dropping out after less than nine months.
Girlfriend: Anastasia Eremenko, 28, Russian model
Criminal Sentence: Sentenced to 6 years imprisonment, $26 million in restitution on October 11, 2018.
Incarcerated at FCI Otisville, #91186-054
In March 2018, McFarland pleaded guilty to two counts of wire fraud in Federal Court in Manhattan and admitted to using fake documents to coerce investors into giving him more than $26 million.
Additonally while out on bail (June 12, 2018) McFarland was charged with selling fraudulent tickets to events the Met Gala, Burning Man, and Coachella.