U.S. Marshals are auctioning promotional hats, clothing, tokens and rubber wristbands left over from the disastrous 2017 Bahamas Fyre Festival fraud scheme as a way to raise forfeiture funds from incarcerated organizer Billy McFarland, the agency said.
Objects for sale in the online auction, which ends August 13th, include shirts, t-shirts, jogger sweatpants and baseball caps emblazoned with the Fyre Festival logo. Prices quickly escalated with items originally listed for $15 now fetching $300 or more by Monday.
The festival, billed as an ultra-luxurious event and “the cultural experience of the decade,” was supposed to take place over two spring 2017 weekends on the Bahamian island of Exuma. Models and celebrities like Kendall Jenner, Bella Hadid and Emily Ratajkowski had promoted it on social media.