John McAfee Dead In Spain After Extradition Ruling


John McAfee, the eccentric tech mogul who made his fortune creating antivirus software program, was discovered useless in a jail cell close to Barcelona on Wednesday, simply hours after Spain’s Nationwide Court docket dominated that he was to be extradited to the US to face tax evasion costs. He was 75.

The information of his demise was first reported by El Pais, who stated he died by suicide. An official then confirmed the information of his demise to the Related Press, with an announcement from the Catalan authorities saying a 75-year-old US citizen awaiting extradition couldn’t be resuscitated.

McAfee was arrested final October in Spain, charged with failing to pay tens of millions of {dollars} in earnings taxes from 2014 to 2018 in Tennessee. He additionally confronted costs from Manhattan federal investigators over his involvement in a “pump and dump” cryptocurrency scheme.

Earlier on Wednesday, the Spanish court docket dominated McAfee would face extradition, after months of him claiming that the fees in opposition to him had been politically motivated and designed to make sure he by no means left jail once more.

The tax evasion costs weren’t the primary time McAfee had been related to a felony investigation. In 2012, McAfee was wished for questioning in Belize over the homicide of his neighbor.

For months, McAfee had been tweeting from jail.

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