John McAfee found dead in Spanish prison after court OKs extradition

president in 2016 and 2020.This is a developing story. A judge ordered at that time that McAfee should be held in jail while awaiting the outcome of a hearing on extradition. Prosecutors in Tennessee charged McAfee with evading taxes after he allegedly failed to report income made from promoting cryptocurrencies while doing consultancy work, as well as income from speaking engagements and selling the rights to his life story for a documentary. He also faced civil charges brought against him by the U.S. Security personnel at the Brians 2 penitentiary near Barcelona 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 tycoon by name, but said he was a 75-year-old American citizen awaiting extradition to the U.S. First published on June 23, 2021 / 4:11 PM John McAfee found dead in Spanish prison after court OKs extradition

Updated on: June 23, 2021 / 4:31 PM
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Computer software pioneer John McAfee has been found dead in a Spanish prison hours after a court approved his extradition to the U.S. A Catalan government source familiar with the incident who was not authorized to be named in media reports confirmed to the Associated Press that the dead man is McAfee. to face charges of tax evasion. Trending News

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In a hearing held via videoconference earlier this month, McAfee argued that the charges against him were politically motivated and said he would spend the rest of his life in prison if he was returned to the U.S.McAfee had unsuccessfully sought the Libertarian Party nomination for U.S. The creator of the McAfee antivirus software had been facing tax evasion charges in the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, with a penalty of up to 30 years in prison if convicted. The entrepreneur was arrested last October at Barcelona’s international airport.