McAfee founder found dead by suicide in a Spanish jail

Antivirus software pioneer John McAfee was found dead in his jail cell in Spain on Wednesday

LONDON:
Anti-virus software pioneer John McAfee was found dead in his prison cell, in Spain, on Sunday, prison officials said, shortly after a court-approved his extradition to the United States where he is wanted for tax evasion.

A 75-year-old man was found dead in his Briance 2 in the jail cell, in the area of Barcelona, and of course, a suicide, ” a spokesperson for the prison system as well as in the northeastern region of Catalonia, said, confirming media reports. She didn’t give any other details.

Mcafee has been in jail in Spain, and since he was arrested at an airport in Barcelona, and in October of 2020, just as he was trying to board a flight to Istanbul.

Claiming that he was intentionally omitted from the tax return from 2014 to 2018, and despite the fact that he has millions and millions of consulting work, cryptocurrencies, and selling the rights to his life story.

If convicted, he could face up to 30 years in prison.

Earlier on Thursday, Spain’s National Court said it had to accept his extradition to the United States of America.

This decision can be appealed to, and in the provision, with the consent of the Spanish Government, it would also be necessary.

According to a U.S. extradition request, made in November, and are referred to in the statement, Mcafee, and earned more than € 10 million ($12 million) in the four-year level, but do not file a tax return.

  • To hide the income and property of the Department of Taxes… the defendant to be a part of the income will be paid to people, people, and put the property in their names, ” it says.

The decision of the Spanish court had regard to the crimes that took place between 2016 and 2018.

Having made a fortune in the 1980s on the anti-virus software is the software which now bears his name, and Mcafee was a coin expert and claims to earn $ 2,000 a day.

He has more than a million followers on Twitter.

On the 16th of June, on Twitter, said that the authorities of the USA, and is of the opinion that the ‘hidden’ encryption mechanisms. I wish I had done that, ” he said.

“All of my assets have been seized. My friends are gone because of the fear of speaking. I didn’t care. But I don’t regret anything.”

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