The American creator of the homonymous antivirus, John McAfee, was found dead in his cell, in a prison in Catalonia. A few hours ago, the Spanish court approved his extradition to the USA.
According to El Mundo, the Catalan Ministry of Justice has confirmed the death of 75-year-old McAfee. Prison and nursing staff tried to resuscitate him, without success.
"The judicial committee went to the penitentiary center and investigated the causes of death. "Everything indicates that this is a suicide," the statement said.
John McAfee was wanted in the US for tax evasion. Arrested last October at Barcelona airport and taken to prison.
According to US justice, John McAfee allegedly hid assets, namely real estate, a yacht and a car, writing them in the names of others.
U.S. authorities issued an arrest warrant through Interpol and requested his extradition.
After making a fortune with McAfee software in the 1980s, John McAfee became involved with cryptocurrencies and publicly declared that he was earning $ 2.000 a day. ,
U.S. law enforcement filed another lawsuit against the businessman in March for promoting several cryptocurrency-related companies on Twitter without saying he was making large sums of money.
John McAfee has been making headlines since 2012 when his neighbor in Belize was mysteriously murdered, a crime that has not been solved to date.
Police had then discovered that McAfee was living with a 17-year-old and that he had several guns in his home.
In 2015 he was arrested in the US for driving under the influence of drugs, while in January 2019 fled the country that wanted to claim the presidency....