John McAfee, Antivirus Software Creator, found dead in Spanish prison

Madrid: Prominent technology figure John McAfee, who founded the leading antivirus software McAfee, was found dead in his cell in a prison near Barcelona. This came shortly after a Spanish court handed down a preliminary ruling in favor of the 75-year-old tycoon’s extradition to the United States to be subject to tax-related criminal proceedings. Also read – Covid Waves depends on 2 factors and how these are crucial to stop 3rd wave | AIIMS Professor EXPLAINS

Security personnel at Brian’s 2 jail chair near the northeastern Spanish city tried to revive him, but the prison’s medical team finally confirmed his death, a statement from the Catalan regional government said.

The statement did not identify McAfee by name, but said he was a 75-year-old U.S. citizen awaiting extradition to his country. However, a Catalan government source, who was aware of the incident and who was not authorized to be named in media reports, confirmed to the AP on Wednesday that the dead man was McAfee.

Who was John McAfee?

  1. A computer programmer and businessman, he founded the software company McAfee Associates in 1987 and ran it until 1994, when he retired.
  2. He then founded Tribal Voice (creators of the PowWow chat program), QuorumEx and Future Tense Central, among others, and has been involved in senior positions at several other companies.
  3. His personal and business interests included smartphone apps, cryptocurrency, yoga and herbal medicine. He lived in Belize for several years, but returned to the United States in 2013.
  4. In 2019, a court ordered McAfee to pay $ 25 million for allegedly ordering the murder of his neighbor in Belize in 2012, a fee he refused and refused to pay.
  5. On October 6, 2020, McAfee was arrested in Spain for tax evasion.
  6. The charges were filed shortly after the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) revealed that it had filed civil charges against McAfee and that he could face up to 30 years in prison if convicted.

(With agency input)

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