Billy McFarland, the co-founder of the disastrous Fyre Festival is reportedly hated behind bars by his fellow inmates.
RadarOnline talked to sources who told them that “None of the prisoners inside Otisville like Billy...He is a pompous a**hole!”
“He tries to buy respect from people by being flashy with his money,” continued the source. “He calls the inmates that he hires to do his work for him his ‘groupies.'”
McFarland scammed investors, Caribbean locals and ticket buyers out of almost $30 million as he planned the festivals on the Bahamian island of Exuma along with co-founder, Ja Rule.
Guests paid up to $250,000 for a luxury festival experience, but instead, found themselves sleeping in FEMA mattresses, with no musical acts around and stranded because no return planes were booked.
“Billy thinks that he should not even be there, and he has said this to everyone who wants to listen to him ramble,” the insider told Radar.
“He tells people inside Otisville that the islanders and the people purchasing the tickets should have educated themselves more in order to see the writing on the wall.”
“He gets a ton of letters and doesn’t open them,” added the source. “He lets them sit and pile up and calls it fan mail. He craves attention from the high-end social life and is addicted to that more than he is addicted to his money.”
And McFarland, who is scheduled to be released from prison on Sep. 1, 2023 has seen both the Hulu and the Netflix documentaries according to the source.
“Of course he has seen them. He can’t shut up about them and they are going to get the Netflix version played inside prison for everyone to see,” the insider said.
Federal Prison Consultant Dan Wise also told Radar:
“The islanders he scammed out of work with no pay caused them to flee the area in order to be secure,” said Wise.
“In my opinion, McFarland should have received a harsher sentence, one more in line with the amount of damage he caused. McFarland is at one of the easiest federal prison camps that exist.”