A disturbing detail emerges from the web after the death of John McAfee, the “father” of the most famous antivirus of the first era of interntet found dead in prison in Spain. The most accredited hypothesis, we learn from the Spanish and American media, is that of suicide but Wikileaks has republished an old tweet of the Silicon Valley tycoon who risked extradition to the US and a long sentence for tax evasion.
In the post of November 30, 2019 McAfee shows the arm tattooed with the word “whackd”, which in slang means “murdered”, preceded by the dollar sign. In those days they investigated the financial movements of the businessman who ran in the primaries of the Libertarian Party for the White House, and the millionaire tax returns that he had avoided submitting. “I’m getting messages from US officials saying, ‘We’re coming for you, McAfee! We’re going to kill you.’ I got a tattoo today, just in case. If I committed suicide, I didn’t. I got hit. Check it out. my right hand, “reads on Twitter. And so the conspiracy theory, of a love staged to actually hide a crime, makes space on social networks.
A life worthy of twists and turns, that of McAfee, starting on the night of November 21, 2012, when the body of 52-year-old Gregory Faull is found in a pool of blood in his home in San Pedro, Belize, where he had moved afterwards. divorce. He was killed by a 9mm bullet whose case is found close to the body. His phone and computer are gone but there are no signs of a break-in. Two days earlier he had had the latest in a series of furious quarrels with his neighbor, McAfee, who spent his days amidst noisy drug parties and very young prostitutes. He managed to avoid the charges and leave the country, while later he was accused of producing amphetamines.
A multi-millionaire, he had lost everything in the subprime mortgage crisis. He had tried to run unsuccessfully in the Libertarian Party primaries to run for the US presidency. On October 5, 2020, indicted by the Justice Department, McAfee leaves for the last escape, towards Istanbul, but is stopped by the Spanish police at Barcelona airport and imprisoned in a prison where he died on June 23, 2021, immediately after the ” approval of the extradition request to the United States, where he would have risked thirty years in prison for hiding from the tax authorities ten million dollars raised from consulting, trading cryptocurrencies and the sale of rights to his life story. Full of twists even after death.