The wife of John McAfee, Janice McAfee, has confirmed that her husband he was arrested in Spain.
In a tweet posted on his profile, Janice confirms that McAfee has been detained in Spain, and that he is in contact with him thanks to the team of lawyers who work for him.
My statement on John’s detainment. pic.twitter.com/VU0WpUGp6R
– Janice McAfee (@theemrsmcafee) October 6, 2020
Says her husband is in a good mood and wants to thank everyone who is supporting him "throughout this ordeal”.
It also says that both Janice's and John's Twitter accounts are currently managed by staff unaware of what happened yesterday, to justify the absence of public news about the arrest coming from them.
Janice adds that not you can comment on the details of the current situation, and that in the future it will also be limited in what it can say about it. That is why he asks for patience in the coming weeks and promises that during John's arrest they will continue to provide information to the Twitter account administrators so that they will publish as many updates as possible.
It also adds:
“Regardless of what John did or did not do, he has spent most of his retirement fighting not just for his own freedom, but for the freedom of everyone, in America and around the world. For your freedom and the right to make your own decisions in life. Now more than ever she needs your support, all of our true support, in this battle against injustice ”.
John McAfee arrested for tax evasion
According to Reuters, McAfee was arrested at Barcelona airport over the weekend when he was about to board a flight to Istanbul with a British passport.
He is currently being held without bail pending his extradition to the United States, where he is being sought for non-payment of taxes.
Yesterday, US federal prosecutors officially opened an indictment against him related to allegations of tax evasion, after the SEC filed a lawsuit against him for raise money thanks to false and misleading recommendations of some ICOs.
Probably these days international notices went off, and when McAfee headed to Barcelona airport it was recognized and arrested.