John McAfee, founder of McAfee antivirus, commits suicide in a Barcelona prison

He has been held in a Barcelona prison since October awaiting extradition to the U.S. to face federal charges.

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23, 2021

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This article was translated from our Spanish edition using AI technologies. Errors may exist due to this process.

The tycoon John McAfee , founder of the antivirus of the same name, was found dead in his cell in the Brians 2 prison, in Sant Esteve de Sesrovires (Barcelona), according to the Spanish newspaper El País . The Department of Justice indicated that they are investigating the facts that point to a suicide, because according to preliminary information, the prison medical services tried to carry out resuscitation maneuvers without success.

McAfee, 75, died a day after the Supreme Court approved his extradition to the United States after being detained by the National Police at the El Prat airporton October 3, 2020 when he was going to take a plane to Turkey. His defense had three days to present evidence and reverse the motion.

The United States authorities accuse John McAfee of various tax offenses such as allegedly evading four million dollars in taxes for profits obtained from trading cryptocurrencies between 2016 and 2018.

The Department of Justice of the Generalitat de Catalunya has already issued an official press release where it remarks that the medical services were unable to revive the tycoon. For its part, the United States Department of Justice has apparently also confirmed McAfee’s death , but without giving official causes.

The last tweet from the magnate was on June 16 where he stated that despite not having friends anymore, he had no regrets.

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