Fyre Festival’s Billy McFarland is Using COVID as an Excuse to Escape Prison

Disgraced Fyre Festival founder Billy McFarland is requesting an early release from prison, citing fears of contracting COVID-19.

Of course, two weeks ago he told the Post he “wasn’t worried” about contracting the virus.

According to The Wrap, Billy’s lawyers claim he suffers from pre-existing medical conditions — including being diagnosed “on the ‘extreme’ scale of the allergy spectrum for issues related to breathing and his cardiovascular system” and heart issues “he has experienced since his early 20s.”

Furthermore, Billy’s attorneys claim that at least 24 inmates and 14 staff members at Elkton — the low-security Ohio facility where he is serving his six-year sentence — have tested positive for COVID-19, including the prison’s warden and assistant warden.

Apparently, Billy is being kept in a “large room with 140 inmates and that 30 of them have gotten sick and been relocated,” Page Six notes.

The Columbus Dispatch also reports that six inmates at Elkton have died from the virus.

Well, Billy has a point here so it’s hard to say he’s crying wolf. But, he’s also the man behind one of the biggest scams in American history, so there’s that. LOL!