The antivirus tycoon John McAfee was found dead in prison in Barcelona, according to the Catalan judicial department.
John McAfee, 75, was found dead in his prison cell in Barcelona, according to the Catalan court service, with all signs pointing to suicide.The Spanish high court made a preliminary judgment in favor of McAfee’s extradition to the United States to face tax-related criminal charges just hours before the death report.The prison surveillance team and the jail medical team reacted when he was discovered dead in his cell, but they were unable to resuscitate him.According to the Associated Press, the regional Catalan administration issued a statement confirming that the jail’s medical team had finally verified his death. The publication, on the other hand, stated:
The US tycoon was not named in the announcement, but it did say he was a 75-year-old US citizen who was awaiting extradition to the country. The dead man was McAfee, according to a Catalan government official acquainted with the incident who was not authorized to be named in media reports.
When McAfee was ready to fly for Turkey in October 2020, he was apprehended at Barcelona–El Prat Airport. The US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) charged him with pumping ICOs fraudulently, and the US Department of Justice (DOJ) indicted him for “tax evasion and intentional failure to file tax returns,” fraud, and money laundering conspiracy offenses.The antivirus tycoon tweeted last week that the US had seized all of his assets and that he had no secret cryptocurrency.