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John McAfee, antivirus entrepreneur dies in Spanish prison before delivery, suspected of suicide

Madrid, June 24: John McAfee, a British-American antivirus entrepreneur and founder of McAfee Associates, died in a Spanish prison after being charged with tax evasion in the United States last year and waiting to be handed over. It was discovered. He was 75 years old.

According to a CNN spokesperson for the Catalan High Court, McAfee was found dead in a prison cell near Barcelona around 1 pm Wednesday. John McAfee, the founder of an antivirus software company, was arrested in Spain for tax evasion in the United States.

The Catalan local government’s Justice Department said prison medical personnel and guards tried to save lives after finding McAfee, but failed. The statement said “everything shows” that McAfee may have died from suicide.

Earlier that day, a panel of three judges from the Spanish National Court in Madrid ruled that McAfee could be handed over to the United States and prosecuted there, a National Court spokesman told CNN.

McAfee was arrested in Spain last October after being charged with tax evasion in the United States a few months ago. According to court documents, he earned millions of revenues between 2014 and 2018 from cryptocurrency advertising, consulting, lectures, and selling documentary life story rights. It is alleged that he did not file a tax return for four years.

McAfee was also charged in March with separate charges of fraud and money laundering. He was accused by the US State Department of working with a business partner on a scheme that earned more than US $ 13 million by mispromoting cryptocurrencies to unconscious investors.

CNN reported that McAfee temporarily disappeared after fleeing from his home in Belize in 2012 as local police tried to ask him about the death of his neighbor. However, he denied any involvement in death and claimed to have fled for fear of his own life.

He ran for US President as a libertarian in 2016 and launched a new security product called the “Game Changer.”

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