Madrid, Spain: Antivirus software tycoon John McAfee was found dead in his jail cell in Spain today. John McAfee was 75. The incident took place hours after a Spanish court approved his extradition to the United States where he was wanted for tax evasion. John McAfee was found dead in his cell in the Brians 2 penitentiary near Barcelona “apparently from suicide”, an official said. McAfee was sent to jail after his arrest at Barcelona airport in October 2020, just as he was about to board a flight to Istanbul.
The billionaire tycoon has allegedly done tax theft between 2014 and 2018. It is alleged The tycoon didn’t pay the taxes despite earning millions from consulting work, cryptocurrencies and selling the rights to his life story. John McAfee, if convicted, could have been jailed for up to 30 years in prison.