Hours after his death, an old tweet of John McAfee; the creator of the antivirus software, has surfaced on the internet.
The tweet by McAfee from 2019 also shows his tattoo on his right bicep. It reads, “‘$WHACKD.’ In a related tweet; he wrote, “Getting subtle messages from U.S. officials saying, in effect: “We’re coming for you McAfee! We’re going to kill yourself”. I got a tattoo today just in case. If I suicide myself, I didn’t. I was whackd. Check my right arm.”
McAfee was however found dead on Wednesday in prison outside Barcelona. He was 75. He was discovered dead in his prison cell; hours after Spain’s National Court approved his extradition to the US over multiple tax fraud charges. McAfee had been in Spanish custody since October on a June 2020; US indictment in which he was charged; with failing to file four years of tax returns while concealing assets.
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Spain’s National Court had approved the extradition of detained antivirus software entrepreneur John McAfee to the United States; where he was wanted on tax-related criminal charges that carry a prison sentence of up to 30 years.
The entrepreneur was arrested last October at Barcelona’s international airport. In March, he was indicted and accused of fraud and money laundering; over his use of social media to promote cryptocurrencies; which prosecutors said generated $13 million in illicit gains for McAfee and a co-conspirator.
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