Tuesday, October 3, 2023

Embattled Software Developer Found Dead in Cell. McAfee Made Bribery Claims Against RBPF

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Antivirus software developer John McAfee who once accused Bahamian officials of corruption was found dead in his Barcelona prison cell on Wednesday after Spanish courts agreed to extradite him to the USA to face tax evasion charges.

Spanish officials said McAfee committed suicide and attempts to resuscitate him were unsuccessful.

The big story

The US accused McAfee of failing to file tax returns for four years, despite earning millions of dollars from consulting work, speaking engagements and crypto-currencies.

The US Justice Department alleged that McAfee had his income paid into bank accounts and cryptocurrency exchange accounts in the names of nominees. He was also accused of hiding assets like a yacht and real estate property in other people’s names.

His arrest was made in October 2020, when he landed in Spain to board a flight to Turkey.

McAfee’s run-in with Bahamian officials

Last year, McAfee tweeted that he bribed Bahamian police officers to bring firearms into the country.

He posted a video of himself speaking with officers as he attempts to bring 31 military firearms on board his yacht into the country.

When cautioned by Bahamian officers, McAfee says he paid a police sergeant  $1,000 “to take care” of his guns.

Police Commissioner Paul Rolle denied the claims made by McAfee and maintained that the confiscated weapons remain in police custody.

Rolle also threatened to file a lawsuit against McAfee for allegations made against him.

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