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Posts tagged as “John McAfee”

News & Notes: McAfee Remains on Ice in Spain, Illinois Libertarians Nominate Guy With Same Name

MCAFEE LINGERS IN SPANISH MORGUE: The body of flamboyantly controversial tech entrepreneur John McAfee, who unsuccessfully sought the Libertarian Party’s presidential nomination in 2016 and 2020, remains in a Spanish morgue seven months after his suicide.

McAfee was in Spanish custody, awaiting extradition to the United States to face numerous fraud and money laundering charges related to a cryptocurrency “pump-and-dump” scam that he had fronted.… Read more ...

Former LP Presidential Hopeful John McAfee Indicted on Cryptocurrency Fraud Charges

Federal prosecutors have indicted former antivirus entrepreneur John McAfee and his associate for orchestrating what they call a fraudulent scheme designed to rake in millions of dollars from cryptocurrency investors.

McAfee and his “cryptocurrency team” advisor Jimmy Watson are accused of having operated an “age-old pump-and-dump scheme” using McAfee’s Twitter account to promote “various cryptocurrencies through false and misleading statements to conceal their true, self-interested motives.”… Read more ...

Ten Years After: The Speech

Ten years ago today, a little known councilman from the village of Minerva (Ohio), Phil Davison, addressed his local Republican Party executive committee to seek its nomination for county treasurer.  He did not win the nomination, but his passionate speech went viral, garnering millions of views on YouTube and attaining mainstream media coverage. … Read more ...