He was charged with one count of wire fraud and one count of money laundering and faces a maximum of 40 years in prison if convicted.
McFarland will be sentenced on June 21 in the festival fraud.
Prosecutors say McFarland "provided prospective customers with contracts that falsely represented that NYC VIP Access had tickets to exclusive events in fashion, music, and sports". The company purported to sell "bogus" tickets to high-profile events like the 2018 Met Gala, Coachella 2018, the 2018 Grammy Awards, and Burning Man 2018.
Prosecutors said more than 15 victims had been bilked since late past year of more than $100,000 as McFarland and his workers sold non-existent tickets to the 2018 Met Gala, Burning Man 2018, Coachella 2018, the 2018 Grammy Awards, Super Bowl LII and a Cleveland Cavaliers game that would include a team dinner with Lebron James. 15 people allegedly bought tickets from the company, totaling $100,000.
Sweeney Jr., head of New York's Federal Bureau of Investigation office, says new charges show that McFarland didn't stop committing crimes after pleading guilty in March to defrauding investors and vendors in the Fyre Festival.
McFarland is accused of running a sham business called NYC VIP Access from late 2017 up until March 2018. Tickets for the event cost thousands of dollars, but when attendees arrived they found poorly built tents, a lack of food and clean water and an insufficient number of public toilets. Each count faces up to 20 years in jail.
Hulu announced in April it was producing a documentary series about the Fyre Festival.