Things continue to go sideways for Billy McFarland after the headline-grabbing collapse of his Fyre Festival this spring.
McFarland was the primary driving force (along with artist Ja Rule) for the disastrous “luxury” Fyre Festival music festival during the spring. After receiving millions of dollars in investments for the festival, attendees arrived to no shelter, no bathrooms, little food and water, and no musical guests. The spectacular failure of the event saw him subject of a number of civil lawsuits, as well as a criminal charge of wire fraud. Read more here to refresh your memory.
As reported by Amplify earlier this week, Michael Levin, the attorney representing McFarland, has quit after McFarland failed to pay the lawyer’s retainer fee. Apparently, a new lawyer will not be hired as 25 year-old McFarland plans to represent himself. However, he has already fail to defend or appear in court for several of the cases.
As far as his plans to defend the criminal charge, McFarland is seeking a plea deal with the U.S. government, according to NY Daily News.