Vice News writes:
Two North Carolina men were promised refunds after Fyre Festival founder Billy McFarland lured them to the Bahamas with the promise of private island vacation before abandoning them in a FEMA-style campsite. They could end up owning their own islands instead, after a North Carolina judge granted them $5 million in damages stemming from the event.
They are the first victims of the festival to obtain a judgement against McFarland, who is currently in jail. McFarland is due to be sentenced next month on two counts of wire fraud, but his legal problems won’t end there. Prosecutors hit him with a new set of charges earlier this month, alleging he continued scamming people while out on bail under the guise of a new company called “NYC VIP Access.”
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