Business, Technology

October 06, 2020

Tech legend John McAfee arrested for tax evasion

Source: Flickr (Gage Skidmore) 

The Gist

McAfee has been arrested in Spain and is pending extradition to the United States where he will be tried for tax evasion and failing to file taxes. 

The List

  • John McAfee faces up to 30 years in prison after failing to file his taxes and tax evasion between 2014 and 2018. 
  • He allegedly made tens of millions of dollars in profit during that time from promoting cryptocurrencies.
  • McAfee is the creator of the famous McAfee anti-virus software which he left in 1994. 
  • Over the past decade McAfee has been in the news multiple times for his sporadic and lavish lifestyle. 
  • McAfee also recently created his own cryptocurrency called Ghost which allows for fast and anonymous transactions.  

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