The billionaire was wanted in the US for cryptocurrency fraud and tax evasion.
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The British-American billionaire John McAfee He was arrested in Spain and awaiting extradition to the United States, where he is charged with tax evasion.
As reported by EFE agency, the founding programmer of the famous brand of Antiviruswas arrested at El Prat Airport in Barcelona on October 3, when he was about to fly to Turkey.
McAfee was in an Interpol database while being wanted in the US for tax evasion and cryptocurrency fraud. After the billionaire testified in a court of the Spanish national court, he was taken into custody in a prison in Barcelona.
This Monday, October 5th, the US Department of Justice announced that McAfee had turned into a documentary advisory service and the sale of the rights to his life. On the other hand, he is also accused of promoting investments in Cryptocurrencies without disclosing the payments you have received to promote these currencies.
McAfee is also charged with tax evasion and willful failure to file tax returns from 2014 to 2018. According to the authorities of the American Union, the billionaire tried to hide assets such as real estate, a vehicle and a yacht on behalf of other people who did not pay their tax obligations.
If convicted, McAfee could spend up to five years in prison tax evasion plus an additional year for each tax omission fee.