According to News John McAfee, the founder of antivirus software died in a prison in Spain on Wednesday. At the age of 75 he died and his death is confirmed by his lawyer. after the Spanish high court authorised his extradition to the United States on tax evasion charges
The lawyer of McAfee, Javier Villalba, said that he died by doing suicide in jail on the date of 23 rd June 2021.
According to the information John McAfee has charges of failed to file tax returns between 2014-2018.
John McAfee, The maker of one of the most used antivirus has been in jail in Spain since he was arrested in Barcelona airport in Spain in October 2020 while going to Istanbul.
According to his lawyer John MacFee, antivirus software pioneer, died by doing suicide in his cell in Spain on June 23. News of his death comes out when Spain court approved his extradition to the United States where he was wanted for tax evasion.
The US believes I have hidden crypto. I wish I did but it has dissolved through the many hands of Team McAfee (your belief is not required), and my remaining assets are all seized. My friends evaporated through fear of association.
I have nothing.
Yet, I regret nothing.
— John McAfee (@officialmcafee) June 16, 2021
McAfee worked for many big companies like NASA, Xerox and Lockheed Martin before the launch of world first anti-virus in 1987. McAfee sold his software company to the INTEL in 2011.
The user’s of McAfee antivirus has more than 500 million users worldwide the software still carries his name.
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On what charges John McAfee imprisoned in Jail
McAfee first arrested in Barcelona, Spain airport in October 2020. Just before boarding a flight to Istanbul.
John was alleged to have deliberately not filling his tax return from 2014 to 2018, but he earn in million from consulting works, his many small businesses and selling rights of his life story.
According to the U.S Govt. John earned more than $12 million in between 2014-18, but he never filed a tax return.
John McAfee wants to spend his life in the jail of US in the last hearing of court in Spain.