John McAfee History of Trouble
John McAfee’s life story is bizarre. So bizarre, that many documentaries and movies have been made about some of the things he’s done, including the brutal murder of Gregory Faull, his ex-neighbor, in 2012.
McAfee had shown lots of interest in cryptocurrencies during the last bubble and was one of the main alt-coin promoters. In March 2021, has was indicted on fraud and money laundering charges by the Department of Justice, after he and a business partner participated in a scheme that earned more than $13 million by falsely promoting cryptocurrency to unwitting investors.
FBI Assistant Director William F. Sweeney Jr. said the allegations boil down to “an age-old pump-and-dump scheme.” The DOJ alleges McAfee, Watson and others would buy cryptocurrencies, hype them to McAfee’s Twitter followers, which numbered about 784,000 at the time, to boost prices and then sell for a profit — in addition to promoting cryptocurrency offerings without disclosing they were allegedly receiving payment to do so.
Mystery Surrounding His Death
Antivirus creator John McAfee published this video in July 2020, calling out the so-called “deep state” in the US. A week later an arrest warrant was issued and he got arrested in Spain. Coincidence?
After McAfee was sent to prison, he regularly posted updates from his Twitter account, saying he was “content” with his situation and had friends in prison.