John McAfee was broke at the time of his death after spending millions on a string of luxury villas and 'bizarre properties,' biographer says
The British-American tech tycoon, who once had a $100m fortune, died by apparent suicide in a Spanish prison on June 23 while awaiting extradition.news.yahoo.com
Widow seeks 'thorough' investigation into John McAfee death
The widow of John McAfee, the British-American tycoon who died in a Spanish prison this week while awaiting extradition to the United States, has demanded a “thorough investigation” of his death saying her husband did not appear suicidal when they last spoke.
The Final Hours of John McAfee
Anthony Kwan/Bloomberg via GettyBARCELONA—John McAfee, whose unusual life ranged from brilliant tech engineer to extravagant global fugitive to eccentric jailbird, was strangely reclusive before prison officials in Spain found him dead around 6 p.m. local time—hanging by the neck in his cell in an apparent suicide.After the 75-year-old received official word at 4 p.m. yesterday that he would be extradited to the U.S. to face tax-evasion charges, McAfee reportedly asked jail workers at the Barcelnews.yahoo.com
Lawyer says death of McAfee surprised the US mogul's family
A judge in northeastern Spain has ordered an autopsy on the remains of John McAfee, the gun-loving antivirus pioneer, cryptocurrency promoter and occasional politician who died in a cell pending extradition to the United States for allegedly evading millions in unpaid taxes.
‘Q’ Post on John McAfee’s Instagram Page Unleashes Conspiracy Wave
Photo Illustration by The Daily Beast/Photos via Getty/InstagramAn Instagram post uploaded after John McAfee’s death was announced Wednesday appeared to be a shoutout to the QAnon conspiracy theory, turning the apparent suicide in prison of a notorious software impresario into a surreal moment while sparking a frenzy of baseless speculation.Posted around 4 p.m. Wednesday, the image showed just a black letter “Q” on a white background. It came after McAfee was found dead of what Spanish authoritinews.yahoo.com
Antivirus software pioneer John McAfee 'found dead' in Spanish prison cell after court approves extradition
John McAfee, the founder of antivirus software McAfee, reportedly died by suicide in his prison cell in Barcelona on Wednesday, after a Spanish court approved his extradition to the US on tax evasion charges. The 75-year-old British-American eccentric tech entrepreneur was arrested at Barcelona Airport in October last year for allegedly failing to pay taxes on years of income. According to Spanish newspaper El Pais, officers at Brians 2 prison found Mr McAfee dead shortly after the court decisionews.yahoo.com
John McAfee Found Dead in Spanish Prison Cell
Fred Dufour/AFP via GettyJohn McAfee, the 90s software magnate-turned-globe-trotting fugitive, was found dead on Wednesday afternoon in a Spanish prison cell just hours after a court authorized his extradition to the United States on tax evasion charges. McAfee was 75.“Confirmation has come from our legal team in Spain that John was found dead in his jail cell,” McAfee’s lawyer, Nishay K. Sanan, told The Daily Beast. “I am saddened to hear of the events and my prayers go out to his wife Janice.news.yahoo.com
Antivirus software creator John McAfee found dead in Spanish prison after court approves extradition
John McAfee, the creator of McAfee antivirus software, has been found dead in his jail cell near Barcelona in an apparent suicide, He was found hours after a Spanish court approved his extradition to the United States to face tax charges punishable by decades in prison.
Antivirus software creator John McAfee indicted on cryptocurrency fraud charges
Federal prosecutors on Friday accused antivirus software company founder John McAfee and his associate of orchestrating fraudulent schemes to rake in millions of dollars from cryptocurrency investors. McAfee, who presents a larger-than-life online persona and has twice run for president, is currently being held in Spain, where he faces separate criminal tax evasion charges. McAfee resigned from the antivirus company he founded in 1994, but in 2013 created a profane parody video explaining how users can uninstall the software. In the "scalping" scheme, McAfee and his team allegedly bought large amounts of cheap cryptocurrency altcoins, then aggressively promoted them online with "false and misleading endorsement tweets" to artificially inflate their market prices. "McAfee Team members collectively earned more than $2 million in illicit profits from their altcoin scalping activities," the Department of Justice alleges.cnbc.com
Antivirus software creator charged with cheating investors
(AP Photo/Alan Diaz, File)NEW YORK – Antivirus software entrepreneur John McAfee was indicted on fraud and money laundering conspiracy charges alleging that he and cohorts made over $13 million by fooling investors zealous over the emerging cryptocurrency market, authorities said Friday. McAfee, authorities said, is detained in Spain on separate criminal charges filed by the U.S. Justice Department's tax division. There was still no lawyer listed for him in the Memphis, Tennessee, federal court where tax charges were lodged against him in October. McAfee developed early internet security software and has been sought by authorities in the U.S. and Belize in the past. The Tennessee indictment said McAfee failed to file tax returns from 2014 to 2018, despite receiving “considerable income” from several sources.
John McAfee says he's been released from detention in Dominican Republic
Millionaire anti-virus software founder John McAfee said Wednesday that he was released from detention in the Dominican Republic. McAfee tweeted Wednesday that he was leaving detention. pic.twitter.com/V4539uYCHR John McAfee (@officialmcafee) July 24, 2019For the past few days, McAfee's Twitter account has been run by campaign manager Rob Benedicto Pacifico Juan Maria Loggia-Ramirez. Loggia-Ramirez tweeted from McAfee's account Tuesday that "if John misses his next check-in, events will be set into motion that I cannot prevent once they have begun. McAfee's account tweeted last week his "only crime is not filing tax returns" and "the rest is propaganda by the U.S. government to silence me."cbsnews.com