It has been reported that antivirus software developer John McAfee, who was caught and imprisoned on the charge of tax evasion in Barcelona on the 3rd of October 2020, was found dead in his cell, and the Spanish court ordered his extradition to the USA.
Officials said, the security guards and prison doctors who found McAfee, responded immediately but they were not successful.
Although the cause of McAfee’s death has not yet been officially announced, it was shared that the possibility of suicide was focused on.
John McAfee was taken to Brians 2 prison on October 4, 2020, by the order of the National Court in Spain after he was caught at El Prat Airport on the 3rd of October, while he was trying to go from Barcelona to Istanbul.
It was alleged that 75-year-old McAfee, who was accused of evading more than $4 million in taxes in the US during the 2016-2018 period, made more than $23 million by misleading recommendations in the sale of cryptocurrencies.
Claiming that “he paid millions of dollars in taxes but was the victim of political pressure because he complained about corruption in the tax office”, McAfee was allegedly sentenced to a maximum of 6 years in prison if convicted in the United States.
The Spanish court had decided in favor of McAfee’s extradition to the United States.