On Wednesday, a few hours after the Spanish National Court ruled that he would be extradited to the United States to face charges of tax evasion, John McAfee was found dead in a prison cell near Barcelona. The weird tech tycoon used to develop defenses. Virus software made a fortune. He is 75 years old.
The news of his death is the first El Pais reports, Who said he committed suicide.An official then Confirmed the news of his death to the Associated Press, The Catalan government issued a statement saying that a 75-year-old American citizen awaiting extradition could not be recovered.
McAfee was arrested in Spain in October last year and charged with failing to pay millions of dollars in income taxes in Tennessee from 2014 to 2018. He also faces charges from federal investigators in Manhattan for participating in the “pumping and dumping” of cryptocurrency programs.
Earlier on Wednesday, a Spanish court ruled that McAfee would face extradition, after several months before he claimed that the charges against him were politically motivated to ensure that he would never be released from prison again.
The tax evasion charge is not the first time McAfee has been involved in a criminal investigation. In 2012, McAfee Wanted Murdered his neighbor in Belize.
McAfee has been tweeting in prison for several months.
McAfee Claim to have 47 children.
“Father of many people, loved by a few,” his wife Janice wrote in a letter posted on Twitter on Father’s Day Sunday.
In the letter, she claimed that the U.S. government was “determined to let John die in prison as an example for him to openly oppose corruption within government agencies.”
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