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    A bidding frenzy has erupted online as merchandise seized from the infamous Fyre Festival in the Bahamas goes under the hammer, three years after the failed event.  In a release Thursday, the U.S. Marshals announced that 126 items from the festival will be auctioned off, with proceeds going toward the victims of the festival's promoter Billy McFarland. Some of the items, including cheaply-made cotton baseball caps and sweaters, have already soared to more than $300 and bidding will run for another ten days. McFarland acknowledged defrauding investors of $26 million in the 2017 Fyre Festival and over $100,000 in a fraudulent ticket-selling scheme after his arrest in the scam. Scroll down for video.  Some of the items, including cheaply-made...
    NEW YORK – More than three years after the highly publicized Fyre Festival famously fizzled out in the Bahamas, merchandise and other “minor assets” are up for sale — courtesy of the U.S. Marshals Service. In a release Thursday, the U.S. Marshals announced that 126 items from the festival will be auctioned off, with proceeds going toward the victims of Billy McFarland. McFarland acknowledged defrauding investors of $26 million in the 2017 Fyre Festival and over $100,000 in a fraudulent ticket-selling scheme after his arrest in the scam. He was sentenced to six years in prison in October 2018. Now 28, he’s serving his sentence at a low-security prison in Ohio, according to the Bureau of Prisons. “This Fyre Festival-branded...
    The Fyre Festival was billed as a luxury weekend in the Bahamas, attended by celebrities and influencers alike. But the 2017 event became infamous after thousands of partygoers were left stranded without sufficient food, water or proper accommodation. With organiser Billy McFarland in prison for fraud, US Marshals are auctioning off Fyre merchandise, with proceeds going to McFarland's victims. The sale of souvenir clothing and other items began last week. Branded clothing and other items were originally meant for sale at Fyre Festival "but were kept by McFarland, with the intent to sell the items and use the funds to commit further criminal acts while he was on pre-trial release", US Marshal Ralph Sozio said in a statement. ...
    (CNN)The US Marshals are auctioning off a collection of hats, shirts, wristbands and other merchandise from the infamous Fyre Festival fraud.The 126 minor items up for sale were seized by the federal government from Billy McFarland, the 28-year-old organizer of Fyre Festival, the 2017 event in the Bahamas that has become shorthand for scams in the age of social media."This Fyre Festival-branded clothing and other items that were seized from Billy McFarland were originally intended to be sold at the Fyre Festival itself but were kept by McFarland, with the intent to sell the items and use the funds to commit further criminal acts while he was on pre-trial release," US Marshal Ralph Sozio said in a press release"The proceeds...
    The U.S. Marshals announced Friday that they are holding an online auction for 126 lots of minor assets and merchandise from the fraudulent Fyre Festival, which was planned by William “Billy” McFarland, who is now in federal prison serving six years for fraud. The event was organized and marketed as the ultimate luxury trip, with promotional materials that included celebrities and supermodels. Instead, the promised experience was never delivered and the acts booked for the show ultimately withdrew as word reached them that the festival was being poorly run. The auction is being held online by U.S. Marshals auction vendor Gaston & Sheehan. Registration and bidding are currently underway. The auction ends Aug. 13. “This Fyre Festival-branded clothing and other items that were seized from...
    In a final nod to the infamously botched Fyre Festival, U.S. Marshals have started auctioning off unsold merchandise—including a baseball hat already fetching $300—from the 2017 music festival scam in an attempt to recoup some money for its victims.  The auction, started Thursday by Texas auction house Gaston & Sheehan, includes 126 items ranging from apparel to wristbands and Fyre “tokens” from the $26 million scam. The items, the U.S. Marshals said in a statement, are being sold at a steep discount from the outrageous prices originally put on them by the now incarcerated festival organizer Billy McFarland.  “This Fyre Festival-branded clothing and other items that were seized from Billy McFarland were originally intended to be sold at the Fyre...
    NEW YORK (AP) — More than three years after the highly publicized Fyre Festival famously fizzled out in the Bahamas, merchandise and other “minor assets” are up for sale — courtesy of the U.S. Marshals Service. In a release Thursday, the U.S. Marshals announced that 126 items from the festival will be auctioned off, with proceeds going toward the victims of Billy McFarland. McFarland acknowledged defrauding investors of $26 million in the 2017 Fyre Festival and over $100,000 in a fraudulent ticket-selling scheme after his arrest in the scam. He was sentenced to six years in prison in October 2018. Now 28, he's serving his sentence at a low-security prison in Ohio, according to the Bureau of Prisons. “This Fyre...
    The US government is auctioning wearable true crime conversation pieces. Fraudulent merch from the ill-fated Fyre Festival is now up for sale at a Texas auction house. The collectors items from the notorious 2017 scam event are selling at a steep discount from incarcerated Festival co-founder Billy McFarland‘s original markup. “This Fyre Festival-branded clothing and other items that were seized from Billy McFarland were originally intended to be sold at the Fyre Festival itself but were kept by McFarland, with the intent to sell the items and use the funds to commit further criminal acts while he was on pre-trial release,” the US Marshals Service wrote in a release on its site. “The proceeds from the sale of these...
    The US government is auctioning wearable true crime conversation pieces. Fraudulent merch from the ill-fated Fyre Festival is now up for sale at a Texas auction house. The collectors items from the notorious 2017 scam event are selling at a steep discount from incarcerated Festival co-founder Billy McFarland‘s original markup. “This Fyre Festival-branded clothing and other items that were seized from Billy McFarland were originally intended to be sold at the Fyre Festival itself but were kept by McFarland, with the intent to sell the items and use the funds to commit further criminal acts while he was on pre-trial release,” the US Marshals Service wrote in a release on its site. “The proceeds from the sale of these items,...
    The U.S. federal government has begun auctioning off merchandise intended for the Fyre Festival after seizing it from the event’s founder. Hide The auction, which will run online from July 30 to August 13, features an assortment of hats, shirts, tokens, and wristbands taken from Billy McFarland. Hide Items, including sweatshirts originally valued at $125, are now being offered for as little as $20. Tokens featuring the Fyre Festival logo also include text referencing “a conspiracy to change the entertainment world.” McFarland is currently serving a six-year prison sentence after defrauding investors in the festival and other events out of more than $26 million dollars. In a statement on the auction, U.S. Marshal Ralph Sozio said that McFarland had planned...
    Those who didn't attend the ill-fated Fyre Festival in person can still own a piece of paraphernalia from the music festival in the Bahamas that caused millions in losses for investors, ticket buyers and vendors. Wristbands, baseball caps and other merchandise from the disastrous event, which landed its founder, Billy McFarland, in prison for defrauding investors and a ticket vendor, are now available for sale online through the U.S. Marshals' auctioneer, Gaston & Sheehan.  The offerings include 126 lots of "minor assets" from the fraudulent affair, including coins, T-shirts, sweatpants and sweatshirts.  Get Breaking News Delivered to Your Inbox McFarland engaged in a scheme to defraud over 80 investors to put on his music festival, billed as a luxury event...
    The U.S. Marshals Service is set to auction off merchandise from the fraudulent Fyre Festival. The Marshals have authentic merchandise from the failed 2017 festival that landed Billy McFarland in prison for six years, according to a press release from the U.S. Marshals published Thursday. Fyre Festival Merchandise Will Go on Sale to Recoup Investors’ Money https://t.co/rsW1U0ZkvP pic.twitter.com/DpERwV2tl9 — VICE UK (@VICEUK) March 21, 2019 “This Fyre Festival-branded clothing and other items that were seized from Billy McFarland were originally intended to be sold at the Fyre Festival itself but were kept by McFarland, with the intent to sell the items and use the funds to commit further criminal acts while he was on pre-trial release,” U.S. Marshal Ralph...
    Fyre Festival event producer Andy King is off the market, thanks to a man 32 years his junior. The 58-year-old — who became famous for declaring he would “suck d–k” to provide Evian water to patrons at the disastrous music fest — introduced his new boyfriend on Instagram on Wednesday. “It only took 58 years to find true love ❤️,” King captioned a picture of him and beau Craig McBlain at the beach. He also added the hashtags #neverstoplooking #scotland #usa #spreadlove in the post. McBlain, who stated on his Instagram bio that he is from Ayr, Scotland, shared that he met King at Miami’s Ultra Music Festival in April 2019. “Unexpected couple of days in Miami and at...
    Fyre Festival 2.0? MLS is set to hold a tournament next week inside a bubble-like atmosphere at Disney World in Orlando, Fla. but players on site are already complaining about their inclusive $65 lunch meals. Toronto FC players Omar Gonzalez shared an image of a sandwich, banana and an unknown side Wednesday, and the pictured meal did not appear to match up with the descriptions of the in-room lunch options, which are listed at $65. Breakfast goes for $45, while dinner is worth $75. “Yummm…,” Gonzalez tweeted. Teammate Eriz Zavaleta replied with a grimacing emoji and a photo of his “bourbon-glazed smoked Virginia ham and alpine Swiss cheese” that also did not seem to live up to expectations. “Fyre festival....
    Fyre Festival 2.0? MLS is set to hold a tournament next week inside a bubble-like atmosphere at Disney World in Orlando, Fla. but players on site are already complaining about their inclusive $65 lunch meals. Toronto FC players Omar Gonzalez shared an image of a sandwich, banana and an unknown side Wednesday, and the pictured meal did not appear to match up with the descriptions of the in-room lunch options, which are listed at $65. Breakfast goes for $45, while dinner is worth $75. “Yummm…,” Gonzalez tweeted. Yummm… #MLSisBack pic.twitter.com/nelyLH9YsW — Omar Gonzalez (@Omar4Gonzalez) June 30, 2020 Teammate Eriz Zavaleta replied with a grimacing emoji and a photo of his “bourbon-glazed smoked Virginia ham and alpine Swiss cheese”...
    Rapper Ja Rule might have filmed the greatest restaurant commercial in the history of TV. Ja Rule, who infamously was a part of Fyre Festival, starred in a commercial for Papa Cristo’s Greek Grill in Los Angeles, and I’m not sure I’ve ever seen a promo spot like this one before. (RELATED: David Hookstead Is The True King In The North When It Comes To College Football) At one point of the ad, he declares that Papa Cristo’s has the “best motherf**king gyros.” Watch the hilarious ad below. Greek food, anyone? This is the funniest sh*t I have seen on the internet in a while! (????: @jarule // @celebshowoff) pic.twitter.com/HrExva7hC4 — Carlos Gil ???? (@carlosgil83) June 20, 2020 I’m glad to see Ja Rule...