'I have nothing': Imprisoned John McAfee claims his crypto fortune is gone
June 17, 2021. Summarized by summa-bot.
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If John McAfee is found guilty in the U.S. over tax evasion charges, the 76-year-old appears likely to spend the rest of his life behind bars.
Software antivirus pioneer John McAfee has told his one million Twitter followers that his entire crypto fortune is gone — although he concedes not everyone will believe he’s telling the truth.
The McAfee antivirus founder has been behind bars in Spain since October 2020 — when he was arrested for tax evasion — but that hasn’t stopped him from posting on Twitter on a near-daily basis.
If extradited, McAfee will face court on charges for evading taxes between 2014 and 2018, after he failed to report income from multiple revenue streams such as crypto gains, paid crypto promotions, consultancy work, and selling the rights to his life-story documentary.
It turns this tiny sky window into a jewel of extraordinary beauty. — John McAfee (@officialmcafee) May 25, 2021
McAfee’s life behind bars appears to be one of contemplation, as he regularly tweets messages with tones that switch between sorrow, acceptance for his circumstances, mixed in with sparks of aggression towards the U. S. governing bodies.
As you may guess I'm having a down day. — John McAfee (@officialmcafee) June 8, 2021
According to the June 2020 indictment from the Justice Department’s Tax Division and Tennessee prosecutors, McAfee faces a minimum of five years on each count of tax evasion and a one-year minimum on each count of willful failure to file a tax return.
I'm old and content with food and a bed but for the young prison is a horror - a reflection of the minds of those who conceived them. — John McAfee (@officialmcafee) June 10, 2021