John McAfee Arrested in Spain, Indicted on U.S. Tax Charges
Former Libertarian Party (L.P.) presidential hopeful, antivirus software pioneer, and international man of mystery John McAfee has been arrested in Spain while trying to board a flight to Istanbul and is expected to be extradited to the United States soon. A June sealed indictment on tax charges was made public yesterday by the Department of Justice.
McAfee told me in June 2019 while launching his second run for the L.P. nomination (which quickly fizzled out) in exile from Cuba that the very reason he wanted to stay there was that he thought there was no chance he would be extradited from the island to be held accountable for these alleged tax crimes. (He did not actually end up staying in Cuba for very long.) As I reported then, McAfee was already “confident that a grand jury is currently convening and will indict him for tax-related crimes. He admits he hasn’t paid income taxes in eight years and says he does not intend to do so ever again.”
The indictment claims that McAfee:
earned millions of dollars in income from various sources, including but not limited to: (1) from 2014 through 2016, for speaking engagements; (2) from 2015 through 2016, for
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