Fyre festival co-founder sentenced to six years in prison

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Fyre festival co-founder sentenced to six years in prisonFyre Festival Founder Sentenced Si Years Prison

Billy McFarland, the disgraced organizer of 2017’s now infamous Fyre music festival has been sentenced to six years in federal prison. Billed as as ultra-luxe festival experience featuring names like Disclosure and Major Lazer, the ill-fated endeavor was a legal and logistical nightmare of viral proportions. The fest left defrauded investors and outraged fest-goers both clamoring angrily for their money back, with hundreds stranded on an island with everything from tent fires to packs of wild dogs.

McFarland and rapper Ja Rule’s joint dumpster fire set off a string of lawsuits and unfathomably shady business practices that culminated with McFarland’s arrest on wire fraud charges in June of of 2017. The disgraced businessman settled with the SEC for a whopping 27.4 million as part of his plea deal, which included a reduced sentence. The legend of the most epic fest fail of all time has only grown since, spawning everything from a sold out NYC merch pop up to a Hulu docuseries. The legal saga may be over, but the infamous tale of Fyre fest is sure live on.

Photo Credit: Natan Dvir

Tom Swoon sentenced to prison in Poland after fatal DUI conviction

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In summer 2017, Dorian Tomasiak, known professionally as Polish DJ and big room house producer Tom Swoon, left his home and got in his car to take a drive that ended with another person dead. Now, his trial has come to a close with a final guilty plea submitted and a sentence administered.

After a short trial, Tomasiak submitted to the charges against him, acknowledging that he was under the influence of alcohol during the drive, so much so that he didn’t remember the incident at all until he was already in handcuffs and being told that he had killed someone. The fatal crash happened when Tomasiak was driving over 111 mph — and he’s been in jail since. After the trial concluded, he submitted to his punishment being a lifetime ban on driving, four years and eight months in prison, and 70,000 Polish zlotys – or $18,812.32 USD.

Translated from Polish, Tomasiak expressed his acceptance of the gravity of his actions in the court: “…punishment is inadequate to blame…The awareness that taking the second person of life is the greatest punishment that could have happened to me. I am not even able to ask for it, but I apologize to you wholeheartedly.”

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Meek Mill returns to rap with new EP, ‘Legends Of The Summer’ [Stream]

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Meek Mill returns to rap with new EP, ‘Legends Of The Summer’ [Stream]180624 Meek Mill

Meek Mill remains thick in the midst of his legal battle, and it should therefore be unsurprising that motifs from both Mill’s ongoing motion to appeal for a new trial and his preceding time in prison surface on his new EP, Legends Of The Summer, surprise released on July 6.

The four-track offering includes “Stay Woke,” the single that Mill originally debuted duet style with Miguel at the BET Awards in June 2018. “Dangerous,” a collaboration with Jeremih and PnB Rock, “1am,” and Swizz Beatz feature “Millidelphia,” comprise the remaining three songs of Legends Of The Summer, a politicized production that lyrically references the U.S. justice system and relatedly, the need for prison reform. Legends Of The Summer is a cerebral work that marks Mill’s fullest musical release since his April 2018 release from prison.

Photo Credit: Kevin Mazur/Getty Images for BET

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Boosie Recalls Being Traumatized By Gay Encounters He Witnessed In Prison

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BOOSIE HAS SOME STRONG VIEWS ON HOMOSEXUALITY.