On Wednesday, John McAfee,was found dead in his prison cell in Barcelona. The eccentric security software pioneer sought to live as a hedonistic outsider while avoiding a slew of legal issues.
His death happened only hours after a Spanish court ordered his extradition to the United States. This is to face tax accusations that may land him in prison for decades, according to officials.
McAfee’s legal troubles spanned Tennessee, Central America, and the Caribbean. He was a cryptocurrency advocate, tax opponent, U.S. presidential contender, and fugitive who openly embraced drugs, weapons, and sex. He is to be in questioning. This is in connection with the death of his neighbour in Belize in 2012. However, he never faced prosecution.
The corpse of John McAfee was discovered in the Brians 2 prison in northeastern Spain. According to a statement from the regional Catalan government, security officers attempted to resuscitate him, but the jail’s medical staff eventually declared his death.
The announcement said, “A judicial delegation has arrived to examine the reasons of death.” “Everything points to a suicide death.”
After Spain’s National Court ruled in favour of extraditing McAfee, 75 this event happened. They argued in a hearing earlier this month. Moreover, the charges against him by Tennessee prosecutors seem to have politically motivation. If he returns to the United States, he would spend the rest of his life in prison.
Since last October, he has faced detainment at Barcelona’s international airport. Moreover, until extradition processes are final he stays there. After the charge with tax evasion, the arrest in Tennessee. This is the same month for failing to disclose revenue from cryptocurrency promotion while doing consultancy work, speaking engagements, and selling the rights to his life narrative for a documentary.