Federal prosecutors in the case against Fyre Festival founder Billy McFarland have been granted a seven-day continuance in the case. U.S. Attorney Kristy Greenberg made the request “to afford sufficient time for a district court judge to be assigned and a court appearance to be scheduled so that the defendant can be advised of the nature of the charges and his rights so that he may waive, in open court, prosecution by indictment and consent to proceeding by information of indictment.”
The order could be a sign that a plea deal is close, but it could also be legal maneuvering for McFarland to face a formal indictment. McFarland is expected to be back in court Oct. 6.
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