The former tech CEO, John McAfee, was arrested in Spain last Monday on charges of illegally promoting initial coin offerings and then evading his tax obligations.
He is currently awaiting extradition to the US. However, he loves every second of it; this is according to his wife, Janice McAfee.
He is also getting along with his new friends. “My cell mate is an ambassador’s drug dealer, I wish I would have known him before,” he reportedly said. “The prison yard is full of murderers but mostly nice people. I spend most of my time with my back to the wall.”
At present, she’s “putting all my energy into bringing [her] man home!” She supposed it’s out of her hands; “it’s up to the lawyers lawyering. We have a team of the best so I expect a good outcome.”
On October 6, she said,
The US Department of Justice also alleged that McAfee “earned millions in income from promoting cryptocurrencies,” amongst other things, however, did not file tax returns from 2014 to 2018 and, in its place, obscured assets in the names of others.
John McAfee had mocked the US regulators several times. On June 14, McAfee has endorsed BeatzCoin (currently worth $0.0002) on Twitter. “Yes SEC, I’m promoting. Fucking come and get me,” he added. Last January, he also tweeted that he hasn’t filed a tax return for eight years (double the time for which the DoJ alleges he has not filed tax returns) because “taxation is illegal.” (The DoJ alleges, er, the opposite).
McAfee had faced a maximum sentence of five years for each of the five counts of tax evasion, and also a maximum sentence of four years for deteriorating to file his tax returns.
SEC has charged McAfee for profiting from shilling ICOs and demands him to pay back all his profits and ban him, permanently, from serving as an officer or director to some company that he sold securities.