The founder of the antivirus software corporation, John McAfee is dead.
John McAfee, the founder of Antivirus, was discovered dead in his Brians 2 prison cell just hours after a Spanish court ordered his extradition to the United States.
He was 75 years old when he was arrested at Barcelona’s El Prat Airport in October of last year.
According to a news source, “Everything indicates that it could be a suicide,” the Department of Justice said in a statement.
The National Court granted authority to extradite McAfee to the United States this morning. McAfee was extradited to the United States for allegedly disguising his real income from 2016 to 2018.
During the extradition hearing, McAfee claimed that he was a victim of political persecution for exposing tax system fraud. He claimed to have paid the US government millions of dollars in taxes.
In what could be his final tweet, the Antivirus founder stated that he does not own any cryptocurrency and that the US government has taken all of his assets. “, he explained.
“I have nothing. Yet, I regret Nothing”
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
John McAfee is one of the most outspoken, albeit divisive, crypto advocates. The programmer founded the Ghost coin project, a privacy-focused and decentralized cryptocurrency that debuted in 2017.
The prominent NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden has reacted to McAfee’s death by criticizing the unfair judicial procedure for non-violent offences.
Julian Assange, he said, might be the next victim of this barbaric procedure. He disclosed that the jail system is so terrible that offenders would prefer to die rather than be sentenced to it.
Europe should not extradite those accused of non-violent crimes to a court system so unfair—and prison system so cruel—that native-born defendant would rather die than become subject to it. Julian Assange could be next.
Until the system is reformed, a moratorium should remain. https://t.co/tUociySmVy
— Edward Snowden (@Snowden) June 23, 2021