Why John McAfee Has Not Been Buried After Seven Months

He was the "father" of antivirus

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More than seven months after John McAfee’s death in a Spanish prison, his body remains in the prison morgue in Barcelona.

Even after death, John McAfee “causes trouble”. Seven months later, McAfee’s body is still in the freezer of the prison morgue in Barcelona, because the Spanish judge had not yet completed his investigation into the circumstances under which he died. 

His wife and daughter are fighting separately for custody. At the same time, it remains unknown what has happened to his money and, in particular, his cryptocurrency.

According to a former business associate of McAfee, François Garcia, he must have had just $200,000 to $300,000 in cash, an amount it is unclear whether it has been spent. “He needed money all the time because he was spending like a drunken sailor,” Garcia comments, speaking to MarketWatch.

McAfee – a U.S. citizen who founded McAfee Corp. – was jailed in Spain in October 2020 on charges of tax evasion in the United States. After a Spanish court approved his extradition to the United States in June 2021, McAfee was found dead in his prison cell at the age of 75 with authorities believing it was a suicide.

The case, however, caused major controversy after his wife claimed she did not believe her husband committed suicide.

Janine McAfee in a tweet post claimed that his financial situation did not make him suicidal.

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“It wasn’t the first time John had no money and wasn’t suicidal about it. In fact, it was quite the opposite. He had never felt freer,” she wrote, adding that “the truth is not being suppressed.”

Who Was John McAfee

In the course of his life, McAfee worked for NASA, Xerox, and Lockheed Martin before founding the company that bears his name in 1987. In 2011 his company was sold to Intel for $7.68 billion and he ceased to be involved with it.

After making a fortune with his anti-virus software in the 1980s, John McAfee became a cryptocurrency guru. But federal prosecutors allege that he was secretly buying large amounts of cryptocurrency at low prices. Then, through his Twitter account, he offered investment advice to his followers that drove up prices and then, sold his cryptocurrencies, taking the profit.

According to investigators, the scam took place between December 2017 and October 2018, when McAfee had approximately 784,000 Twitter followers.

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The cryptocurrencies he was backing included Dogecoin, Verge, Electroneum, Burstcoin and Tron. The FBI also claimed that after McAfee siphoned off his profits, their prices dropped dramatically after a year.

In 2019, he admitted that he had not paid taxes in the US for eight years for ideological reasons. That year, he fled the US to avoid trial, leaving him living on his megayacht with his wife, their 4 large dogs, 2 bodyguards, and 7 staff.

In 2016, McAfee announced that he would run in the US presidential election with the Libertarian Party on a platform that included ideas for creating a defensive cybersecurity strategy. Ultimately, former New Mexico governor Gary Johnson emerged as the party’s leader.

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