On Wednesday, Internet security and software entrepreneur John McAfee was found dead in a Spanish prison cell. On the same day, the country’s high court ruled that he should be extradited to the United States on charges of evading millions of dollars in taxes.
A Catalan judicial official said that McAfee’s body was found in the Blaines prison south of Barcelona. The Catalan judiciary added in a statement that his death appeared to be a suicide, and the prison department tried to resurrect him after he was found in the cell, but failed.
Earlier in the day, the Spanish National Court ruled that McAfee should be extradited to the United States for “tax crimes related to 2016, 2017 and 2018”.
McAfee has been involved Guardianship in Spain In October, he was detained in preventive detention. In November, the U.S. Embassy formally requested his extradition. The US authorities claimed that McAfee earned more than 10 million euros in income from 2014 to 2018, but did not pay taxes, and used the front lines to hide its wealth and income.
According to the U.S. Department of Justice, McAfee founded an antivirus software company named after him. He concealed millions of dollars in revenue from the U.S. tax agency-including the promotion of cryptocurrencies and the sale of copyrights to his life stories.
In his endless testimony last week, he discussed in detail his political ambitions. McAfee, who had previously sought the Liberal Party’s nomination for the US presidential candidate, told the Spanish court that he had paid millions of dollars in taxes and his company Billions of dollars have been paid. He claimed that the U.S. tax authorities were corrupt.
He added that for someone his age-nearly 76 years old-if he is extradited to the United States, he will definitely spend the rest of his life in prison and ask the court to “consider these issues.” But the prosecutor in the case accused him of exaggerating his political activities, describing him as a “tax rebel, a millionaire who does not want to pay taxes-this is a crime in every country, including the United States.”
The court also found that McAfee’s health concerns were unfounded, saying that if convicted, he “will not face a permanent sentence that will deprive him of his lifelong freedom.”
McAfee was a very successful software innovator ten years ago, and Sell His cybersecurity McAfee Group sold to Intel for $7.6 billion. After his neighbor was murdered in 2012, he continued to flee. Belize. Although he was appointed as an interested person surveyHe has never been charged in connection with the Belize case.
In 2019, McAfee stated that he fled the United States on a yacht due to facing criminal tax charges.