The prison authorities of Catalonia, have informed that John McAfee, the American creator of the famous eponymous antivirus software, committed suicide in his cell at the Spanish prison Brians 2, after the announcement of the decision of his extradition to the United States. United where he is accused of tax evasion.
McAfee, 75, who was found dead in his cell, made his fortune with his antivirus in the 1980s.
He was arrested in October 2020 at Barcelona airport, the day after a US prosecutor published an indictment against him for failing to report millions of dollars in revenue from the promotion of cryptocurrencies, consulting services, conferences as well as rights sold so that a documentary on his life can be made
He would also have concealed, according to American justice, property, in particular real estate, a yacht and a car by putting them in the name of other people.
McAfee was also indicted in March by the American justice system for having promoted several operations related to cryptocurrencies to his fans on Twitter without telling them that he was probably going to withdraw tidy sums from them.
He was the subject of an arrest warrant via Interpol issued by the US authorities demanding his extradition. A measure to which a Spanish court had given its green, but which could still be the subject of a judicial appeal and be approved by the government of Madrid.