Economics, Business, Money, Finance : Tech guru John McAfee busted for tax evasion in Spain. John McAfee…

Tech guru John McAfee busted for tax evasion in Spain. John McAfee…

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Eccentric tech entrepreneur John McAfee was arrested by US authorities in Spain Monday for allegedly evading taxes and failing to pay taxes on years of income.

After his arrest, federal prosecutors in the Western District of Tennessee unsealed a 10-count indictment charging the tech guru with dodging taxes on millions of dollars of income from 2014 to 2018.

McAfee, 75, allegedly racked up the multi-million dollar income through speaking engagements, selling the rights to his story for a documentary, doing consulting work and promoting cryptocurrencies online, according to the indictment.

He also attempted to dodge paying taxes by registering a number of purchases under someone else’s name, including a yacht, car and property that he bought, according to the indictment.

He also dealt exclusively in cryptocurrency, which he filtered through bank accounts controlled by a front person, according to prosecutors.

McAfee, who founded the ant-virus software company McAfee Associates, is awaiting extradition to the United States.

Attorney information for him was not immediately available.

He faces up to 30 years in prison if convicted, prosecutors said.


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