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John McAfee, founder of McAfee Antivirus, found dead in prison after Spanish court permits extradition

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John McAfee was found dead in his cell after Spanish High Court agreed to extradite McAfee to the United States. His death was ruled as suicide.

 

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Earlier on Wednesday, the Spanish High Court had agreed to extradite McAfee, who has been charged with a number of federal financial crimes in two districts in the United States.

McAfee was hit with a 10-count indictment in the Western District of Tennessee in October for allegedly evading taxes on millions of dollars in income.

He was also charged in a separate indictment in Manhattan federal court in March for a pump and dump scheme involving cryptocurrencies that he was touting on social media.

In that case, McAfee and an accomplice allegedly bilked bitcoin investors out of some $13 million in two schemes, including one where they bought up large quantities of “alt-coin” then inflated the price of it by publicizing it on Twitter. 

They then sold off the cryptocurrency at the inflated price and made a $2 million profit, prosecutors said. 

 

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Anti-virus software entrepreneur John McAfee has been found dead in his prison cell in Spain from where he faced extradition to the US to answer charges of tax evasion. 

McAfee was arrested at Barcelona airport last year, but judges ruled he should remain in custody.

Officials there said that the apparent cause of death was suicide.

A court decision issued earlier on Wednesday said the tech entrepreneur should be handed over to authorities in the United States.

US prosecutors allege the 75-year-old failed to file tax returns for four years, despite earning millions from consulting work, speaking engagements, and crypto-currencies.

If he had been convicted, he would have faced up to 30 years in prison.

 

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I honestly don't know what to say other than prayers for his family and hope the incident will be thoroughly investigated to ensure no foul play.

 

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https://nypost.com/2021/06/23/john-mcafee-dies-by-suicide-inside-prison-in-barcelona/
https://www.dw.com/en/john-mcafee-found-dead-in-prison-after-spanish-court-permits-extradition/a-58023664

https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2021/jun/23/john-mcafee-dead-spain-prison-extradition

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Well, not a lock, just...

 

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