BARCELONA: Technology entrepreneur John McAfee evidently hanged himself in his Spanish prison cell on Wednesday after a high court authorized his extradition to the United States, according to his attorneys.
Understood for his eccentric behavior and video clips, the US entrepreneur was a pioneer of anti-virus software application as well as prosecuted in Tennessee on tax obligation evasion costs. McAfee was charged in a cryptocurrency fraud case in New york city.
The Spanish court said in its judgment it had actually accepted McAfee’s extradition to the USA where he is desired for tax evasion.
” The court accepts grant the extradition of John David McAfee as asked for by the American judicial authorities for the criminal offenses referred to in the tax obligation offence indictments for several years 2016 to 2018,” said the 16-page ruling dated Monday.
McAfee, who was jailed in Spain in October, is affirmed to have actually deliberately fallen short to submit income tax return in between 2014 and also 2018, despite gaining millions from consulting work, crypto-currencies and also selling the civil liberties to his life story.
According to the US extradition demand filed in November and priced quote in the judgment, McAfee gained more than 10 million euros over that period, but never ever filed a tax return.
” From 2014 to 2018, the offender gained more than 10 million euros in earnings and as a result accumulated numerous dollars in tax responsibilities. He did not submit tax returns throughout any of those years,” it stated.
” To conceal his income and also properties from the Internal Revenue Service … the offender bought part of his income to be paid to straw men as well as placed building in their names.”
The Spanish court choice only described offences that occurred between 2016 and 2018. When he was apprehended in Barcelona on Oct 3 last year, McAfee will board a flight to Istanbul.