Fyre Festival Organizer's Mental Illness Reportedly Drove Him To Crime
William McFarland, in any other case referred to as Billy, has change into one of the notorious competition promoters of all time. McFarland and his friends have been set to placed on an epic competition on a Bahamian island dubbed the Fyre Festival. Advertisements for the occasion boasted performances by artists akin to Migos and Major Lazor, luxurious tenting grounds and services along with catered meals ready by world renown restaurateur Steven Starr. The competition was found to be a rip-off, and after an FBI investigation, Mcfarland was served with prison costs. Mcfarland has pleaded responsible and accepted a plea deal.
Ahead of his sentencing on October 11th, the competition founder's lawyer has written a letter to U.S. District Judge Naomi Buchwald asking for leniency in his shopper's sentencing on the premise of his psychological well being. The lawyer detailed his shopper's numerous struggles writing that he was identified with bipolar dysfunction, alcohol abuse, and ADHD. He went on to assert his diseases prompted McFarland to conduct himself in a "disorganized" method, expertise "manic or hypomanic" episodes, in addition to "delusional beliefs of getting particular and distinctive skills that can result in fame and fortune."
The lawyer defended his shopper stating, "Nothing on this case speaks to any malicious intent on his half. Just a sea of dangerous judgment, poor selections, and the kind of core instability that may solely be defined by psychological sickness."