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Ja Rule’s lawyer: Fyre Festival founder ‘hijacked’ his vision

Ja Rule’s artistic vision was “hijacked” by his business partner in the failed Fyre Festival, the rapper’s lawyer said Tuesday. Ja Rule, whose legal name is Jeffrey Atkins, and festival founder Billy McFarland face multiple civil suits relating to their ...

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Fyre Festival founder pleads not guilty in fraud case

The man behind a disastrous Bahamas music festival pleaded not guilty Monday to swindling investors who put money into the failed event. Billy McFarland, 25, is charged with two counts of wire fraud and two counts of making false statements ...

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Fyre Festival's Billy McFarland seeks plea deal on fraud charges

The failed Fyre Festival founder is looking for a break after bilking investors. Billy McFarland, 25, is in negotiating a plea deal after prosecutors say he duped two investors  — who backed the Bahamas debacle  — out of $ 1.2 ...

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