Based on online reports, Fyre Festival founder Billy McFarland has been released from prison early, but that isn’t the end of the story as it appears he was transferred on March 30th of 2020 to community confinement where he is expected to remain in a halfway house or his own home till at least August of this year.
McFarland who organized the 2017 music fest in the Bahamas ended up pleading guilty to two counts of wire fraud. After being promised an amazing festival with celebrities, tremendous dining, and accommodations, people were left instead – stranded in the Bahamas sleeping in FEMA tents and dining on food the likes of cheese sandwiches.
Billy McFarland Apologizes For Disastrous Fyre Festival
McFarland actually apologized for the outcome of the Fyre Festival that ultimately led to his incarceration.
“I am incredibly sorry for my collective actions and will right the wrongs I have delivered to my family, friends, partners, associates and, you, the general public,” McFarland told PEOPLE in an interview from prison after he was sentenced to six years behind bars.
He continued, “I’ve always sought — and dreamed — to accomplish incredible things by pushing the envelope to deliver for a common good, but I made many wrong and immature decisions along the way and I caused agony. As a result, I’ve lived every day in prison with pain, and I will continue to do so until I am able to make up for some of this harm through work and actions that society finds respectable.”