John McAfee, the anti-virus software creator indicted in the United States on fraud charges, has been arrested in Barcelona airport, a Spanish police source said this morning
He was arrested on Saturday as he was about to catch a flight to Istanbul with a British passport, the police source said, adding that he would be transferred to Spain’s capital Madrid to face an extradition process.
U.S. federal prosecutors unsealed an indictment on Monday against McAfee over charges that he evaded taxes and willfully failed to file returns.
That came shortly after the Securities and Exchange Commission revealed it had brought civil charges against McAfee, alleging he made over $23.1 million in undisclosed compensation from false and misleading cryptocurrency recommendations.
He is alleged to have earned millions in income from promoting cryptocurrencies, as well as through consulting work, speaking engagements, and selling the rights to his life story for a documentary.
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