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Newswire: The FBI is now investigating the Fyre Festival debacle

The Fyre Festival was cancelled amidst considerable chaos about a month ago, to the dismay of the 8,000 people who purchased tickets for the purported luxury experience. But every new detail that emerges about the ultimate non-event is increasingly more disturbing. Now, The New York Times reports that the FBI has gotten involved, investigating the festival organizers on charges of varies types of fraud and cybercrime:

The endeavor has also become the focus of a criminal investigation, with federal authorities looking into possible mail, wire and securities fraud, according to a source with knowledge of the matter, who was not authorized to discuss it. The investigation is being conducted by the United States attorney’s office for the Southern District of New York and the F.B.I.; it is being overseen by a prosecutor assigned to the complex frauds and cybercrime unit.

While significant, this announcement is hardly …

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