A year ago on June 23, anti-virus software tycoon John McAfee was found dead in a Spanish prison after Spain’s high court granted McAfee extradition to the United States McAfee’s body was found dead in a Spanish prison. Currently, McAfee’s body is in Spain’s morgue, where a lawsuit over an independent autopsy has yet to be resolved.
John McAfee’s Controversial Death Investigation Is Still in Limbo
Now deceased cryptocurrency promoter and anti-virus software The body of John McAfee, a leading figure in the field of cryptocurrency and anti-virus software, is stilllying in a morguea full year after the alleged suicide. McAfee reportedly took his own life on June 23, 2021, after being wanted by U.S. law enforcement authorities for tax evasion. At the time, Spain’s High Court of Justice authorized McAfee’s extradition to the United States to face tax-related criminal charges.
Before the Spanish Superior Court approved the preliminary ruling on his extradition, McAfee was arrested at Barcelona El Prat airport in October 2020. McAfee was indicted by the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) and the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), charged by the SEC with engaging in the promotion of initial coin offerings (ICOs) and by the DOJ with “tax evasion and willful failure to file.”
After his death, many conspiracy theories began to appear on social media and forums, and it was said that he had activated the dead man’s switch. McAfee repeatedly told people that he would never take a life and that if he was found dead from suicide, it really meant he had been “whacked. “McAfee tattooed the word “whackd” on his body and had a “whackd (WHACKD)He also released an ERC20-based token called “.” The smart contract was calledEpsteinand a number of theories derived from multiple Q Anon members and 4chan posts attempted to connect the dots.
Widow of Tech Entrepreneur Still Believes “John McAfee Did Not Kill Himself”
The widow of anti-virus software mogul Janice McAfee does not believe her husband committed suicide and Javier Villalba, a lawyer for the familytold the press that Janice wants a second, independent autopsy after Spanish authorities havecompleted an official autopsy; the second autopsy has not yet been granted, and a local judge has denied the request. McAfee’s body still lies in a Spanish morgue, but the family is appealing the Spanish High Court judge’s decision because Janis believes the official autopsy was incomplete.
“It’s hard to put into words what life has been like for the past year,” Janice, McAfee’s widow, explained on Thursday. On her Twitter page, Janice wrote,: “One year ago today, John McAfee was taken from us. [He was] a champion of freedom and privacy. The world is a much darker place without him. One of the hashtags in Janice’s tweet also read “#johnmcafeedidnotkillhimself.”
A Spanish judge further ruled that McAfee’s body cannot be turned over to his family until an independent autopsy appeal is completed. Catalan court officials could not be reached for comment on the situation, but Spanish Justice Ministry officials said it was unusual for the body to be kept in the morgue for so long.
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