Billy McFarland, mastermind behind Fyre Festival, speaks out from prison

Billy McFarland, the creator of Fyre Festival, a failed attempt at a music festival in the Bahamas, is speaking out for the first time since he went to prison.

McFarland, who pleaded guilty to wire fraud charges in 2018 and was sentenced to six years in prison by a federal judge, said he “knowingly lied” to investors to raise money for the festival. The comments appear in a preview of an interview with podcast host Jordan Harbinger, which will air Wednesday evening on ABC News.

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