Seized Fyre Festival merch being auctioned off by US Marshals

Posted by Ramon Gonzales in News on August 1, 2020

The collection of souvenir tokens, wristbands, and clothing like sweatpants and hoodies is currently on the auction block.

2017 seems so long ago but for a small moment in time, the disastrous festival that never was captured international headlines as one of the most notorious scams in recent history. In fact, both Netflix and Hulu produced their own documentaries on the debacle.

According to Southern District of New York U.S. Marshal Ralph Sozio, Fyre Festival founder Billy McFarland had the kind of genius idea to capitalize on the infamy of Fyre by selling branded merch. In a statement published on the US Marshals website, Sozio explains,

“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.”

Facing some $26 million dollars in restitution to his victims, McFarland had any and all assets pertaining to Fyre seized, including the brand merch. The collection of souvenir tokens, wristbands, and clothing like sweatpants and hoodies is currently on the auction block and can be bid on HERE

Revisit the trailers for both the Netflix and Hulu documentaries on the failed Fyre Festival


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