Fyre Festival was supposed to bring a luxurious experience to festival goers, but it fell entirely short on opening night. It fell so hard that now, the New York Times is reporting that the FBI is looking into the event.
The endeavor has also become the focus of a criminal investigation, with federal authorities looking into possible mail, wire and securities fraud, according to a source with knowledge of the matter, who was not authorized to discuss it. The investigation is being conducted by the United States attorney’s office for the Southern District of New York and the F.B.I.; it is being overseen by a prosecutor assigned to the complex frauds and cybercrime unit. (A spokesman for the United States attorney’s office and a spokeswoman for the F.B.I. declined to comment.)
The total thing was a complete shit show and already has many lawsuits against it.