While waiting for possible extradition to the US, John McAfee tweets his way through the Spanish jail, informing fans about his welfare.
Jeffrey Epstein was a multimillionaire finance magnate charged with sex trafficking and was found hanging in a New York City jail cell before.
The arrest and subsequent death of Epstein had been a subject of some conspiracy talk; it has spawned the disreputable “Epstein didn’t kill himself” meme—or, as Wired phrased it, the “meme-ing of conspiracy.”
This is all McAfee’s way of saying that he does not plan to kill himself soon, or other than that.
His wife, Janice McAfee, tweeted earlier to expect direct messages from the living legend, although she didn’t state how:
Soon after McAfee’s arrest, Janice tweeted that her husband was with her. However, it turned out that their interns managed both accounts. So, is John tweeting from the Spanish jail all the while enjoying paella, or if his intern is sipping a margarita on a boat in the Caribbean while asking, “What would John do?”
Thru Janice’s account, McAfee reported last week that he was having a good time while in prison, considering what would probably be regarded as a four-star Yelp review when not for the murderers.
The DOJ alleges that McAfee hadn’t filed the taxes on his earnings from shilling the cryptocurrency ICOs, and then illegally routed the money through accounts in a different name.
The SEC had filed a civil suit on October 5, the same day as the DOJ reported hi arrest. It further says he has earned over $23M from ICO promotions without disclosing that he was paid to endorse them.
When convicted of the criminal charges, McAfee can swerve up to 30 years in US prison, which will be like the Marriott or Best Western if worst.