When I was a kid, there was one thing that my dad always told me when it came to people with money.
He said that there are people that are rich and don’t make a point of letting you know because they are just trying to live their lives with a little more in their pocket.
Then you have people that don’t just want to live their lives, they want to control others. Those are the people that you really have to worry about because those are the people that don’t care about the rules that the rest of us have to follow and don’t have the money to throw at to make go away.
Eccentric antivirus software company founder John McAfee was found dead in his prison cell in Barcelona, Spain, on Wednesday, shortly after Spain’s National Court approved his extradition to the United States to face criminal tax evasion charges, Reuters and the Associated Press confirmed.
The Spanish newspaper El Mundo first reported that the 75-year-old McAfee was dead, according to the Catalan Justice Department.
El Mundo, citing the Catalan Justice Department, also reported that the prison’s medical professionals attempted to resuscitate him. McAfee was being held at the Brians 2 prison in Catalunya.
McAfee was arrested last October at the international airport in Barcelona on the tax evasion charges, which are pending in federal court in Tennessee. He had been held in jail in Spain since then.
According to the indictment, McAfee earned millions of dollars in income from promoting cryptocurrencies, consulting work, speaking engagements, and selling the rights to his life story for a documentary.
“From 2014 to 2018, McAfee allegedly failed to file tax returns, despite receiving considerable income from these sources,” the U.S. Justice Department said in October.
McAfee also was charged in Tennessee federal court in March with failing to report income he made from promoting cryptocurrencies.