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Fyre Festival's Billy McFarland Is Asking for Early Prison Release Over COVID-19 Fears
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Fyre Festival's Billy McFarland Is Asking for Early Prison Release Over COVID-19 Fears

William “Billy” McFarland wants out. The 28-year-old Fyre CEO and founder — who is currently serving a six-year prison sentence after pleading guilty in March 2018 to wire fraud charges in connection with the failed Fyre Festival — petitioned for an early release on Tuesday over concerns that his preexisting health conditions make him particularly susceptible to contracting coronavirus amid the pandemic. His plea for compassionate release was made through his lawyers to U.S. District Court Judge Naomi Buchwald, according to court documents obtained by The Hollywood Reporter and The Wrap. In the docs, McFarland’s legal team describe their client as nonviolent offender, arguing that his alleged medical history of asthma, severe allergies, and heart issues would place him at a severe risk ...