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Did John McAfee off himself? He was found dead in his Spanish jail cell…

23 Jun

Antivirus software creator John McAfee found dead in Spanish jail, hours after court ruled in favour of extradition to the U.S.

John McAfee, the creator of the McAfee antivirus software, has been found dead in his cell in a jail near Barcelona, a government official told The Associated Press on Wednesday.

Hours earlier, a Spanish court issued a preliminary ruling in favour of his extradition to the United States to face tax-related criminal charges.

Security personnel at the Brians 2 penitentiary near the northeastern Spanish city tried to revive McAfee, who was 75, but the jail’s medical team finally certified his death, a statement from the regional Catalan government said.

The statement didn’t identify the U.S. tycoon by name, but said he was a 75-year-old U.S. citizen awaiting extradition to the country.

A Catalan government source familiar with the event who was not authorized to be named in media reports confirmed to the AP that the dead man was McAfee.

Spain’s National Court on Monday ruled in favour of extraditing McAfee, who had argued in a hearing earlier this month that the charges against him were politically motivated and that he would spend the rest of his life in prison if he was returned to the U.S.

The court’s ruling was made public on Wednesday and could have been appealed. Any final extradition order would also need to get approval from the Spanish Cabinet.

Tennessee prosecutors charged McAfee with evading taxes after failing to report income made from promoting cryptocurrencies while he did consultancy work, as well as income from speaking engagements and selling the rights to his life story for a documentary. The criminal charges carry a prison sentence of up to 30 years.

The entrepreneur was arrested last October at Barcelona’s international airport. A judge ordered at that time that McAfee should be held in jail while awaiting the outcome of a hearing on extradition.

 
21 Comments

Posted by on June 23, 2021 in Uncategorized

 

21 responses to “Did John McAfee off himself? He was found dead in his Spanish jail cell…

  1. Will S.

    June 23, 2021 at 4:50 pm

     
  2. Will S.

    June 23, 2021 at 4:51 pm

     
  3. Will S.

    June 23, 2021 at 4:54 pm

     
  4. Will S.

    June 23, 2021 at 4:57 pm

     
  5. feeriker

    June 23, 2021 at 5:12 pm

    What happened is obvious. John was long a thorn in the Globalist Establishment’s side and he got Epsteined for it. Julian Assange is probably next.

     
  6. freemattpodcast

    June 23, 2021 at 5:37 pm

    Dont make me the asshole:
    (a) heart failure @ 75 years old
    (b) Rona
    (c) a prisoner

     
  7. Hun

    June 23, 2021 at 6:51 pm

    RIP, John McAfee.

    He was interesting and entertaining. Not sure if based, though.
    I can believe the charges against him were political.

     
  8. fuzziewuzziebear

    June 23, 2021 at 8:26 pm

    So the Deep State thinks were that gullible all over again? Do they think by going outside the US, it will divert the blame?
    For John McAfee

     
    • Will S.

      June 23, 2021 at 8:47 pm

      They do.

       
      • fuzziewuzziebear

        June 23, 2021 at 9:00 pm

        They have to be pulled out like a weed, root and all.

         
      • Will S.

        June 23, 2021 at 9:56 pm

        Damn right.

         
  9. Will S.

    June 23, 2021 at 11:58 pm

     
  10. info

    June 24, 2021 at 1:26 am

    John Macafee should have believed the Gospel. Then it would have been a life well lived. And an interesting Saint to converse and interact with for all eternity.

     
  11. fuzziewuzziebear

    June 24, 2021 at 1:33 am

    This may point to a larger problem. How many people are dying in jail under mysterious circumstances?

     
    • Will S.

      June 24, 2021 at 2:58 am

      Julian Assange will be next.

       
      • fuzziewuzziebear

        June 24, 2021 at 4:21 am

        I was not thinking about celebrities but regular people that jailers might find inconvenient. I am going to take a wild guess and say that no responsible insurance company would underwrite a jail inmate. Since we don’t know the stats, they have to be awful.
        What kind of world are we living in where Julian Assange and Ghislaine Maxwell have to worry about their jailers murdering them? They are completely defenseless.

         
      • Will S.

        June 24, 2021 at 12:10 pm

        But it’s only people who have secrets that threaten state security who get offed. So usually only well-known people; regular joes aren’t worth killing by governments.

        Now, corrupt jailers might, sure, but we have no way of knowing…

         

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