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Cybersecurity Pioneer McAfee Arrested on Tax Evasion Charges (2)

Oct. 6, 2020, 2:24 PM

Elusive cybersecurity pioneer John McAfee was arrested on tax-evasion charges for failing to file tax returns for four years, U.S. prosecutors said.

McAfee is accused of failing to file tax returns from 2014 to 2018 and hiding assets that include real estate, a vehicle and a yacht in the name of others, the Justice Department said. An indictment returned in June was unsealed on Tuesday after he was taken into custody in Spain, where he is awaiting extradition, according to the department.

Prosecutors allege that McAfee earned millions of dollars through the promotion of cryptocurrencies, speaking engagements, consulting jobs and ...

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