Category: extradition


Janice McAfee Does Not Accept Her Husband’s ‘Suicide’ Story — Widow Blasts Mainstream Media


Janice McAfee Does Not Accept Her Husband's ‘Suicide’ Story — Widow Blasts Mainstream MediaThe eccentric 75-year-old cybersecurity tycoon John McAfee’s death has spurred a lot of controversy and speculation since he passed. Now McAfee’s widow Janice McAfee is speaking out and she doesn’t believe the mainstream media’s reports of her husband’s suicide. Moreover, reports now say that McAfee was carrying a suicide note in his pocket when he […]


Janice McAfee can’t ‘accept the suicide story’ about John’s death


Janice McAfee, the widow of John McAfee, has questioned the "suicide narrative" asserting that there was no mention of a suicide note when she picked up his belongings from jail.

Janice McAfee, the widow of anti-virus pioneer John McAfee, says that she can’t “accept the suicide story” relating to the death of her husband until an investigation has been completed.

In a July 7 Twitter post, McAfee noted that she is still in shock, as she expressed her disbelief that the 75-year-old would kill himself because of looming extradition to the U.S. to face charges of tax evasion, and the possibility of life in prison.

The outspoken crypto proponent was found dead in his jail cell within hours of a Spanish court ordering his extradition to the U.S. on June 23. An official autopsy is being conducted by Spanish authorities, but newspaper El Pais has cited unnamed sources saying preliminary results showed the death was by suicide.

McAfee described the mainstream media as a “malignant cancer” and said that she questioned the “story of John’s suicide”, noting that the reported “suicide note” found in his pocket was never mentioned when she picked up his belongings from jail and was something the MSM found out before she did.

In McAfee’s view, the decision from Spanish courts was no surprise to John and wouldn’t have tipped him over the edge, as he was prepared to appeal the process:

“We had a plan of action in place to begin the appeal process and we discussed plans for the next stages of his legal fight. The extradition would not have happened immediately, it would have taken many months at least.”

“John was a fighter and he had so much more fight left in him. He told me not to worry, we would continue to fight all the necessary appeals,” she added.

Denial is the first of the 'five stages of grief' and many people, including Edward Snowden and Charles Hoskinson, have stated publicly the suicide was an understandable response to the situation McAfee was in. However, conspiracy theories quickly began to swirl in a similar fashion to the suicide of Jeffrey Epstein, asserting that McAfee had not died from his own hand.

The McAfee Antivirus founder had touted that he had enough dirt on the U.S. government to be assassinated, noting in December 2019 that “If I suicide myself, I didn't. I was whackd. Check my right arm,” in reference to his tattoo which read “WHACKD.”

Related: Remembering John McAfee: Computer programmer and crypto evangelist dead at 75

His grieving widow hopes an investigation will uncover more details.

“The investigation into John’s death is still ongoing but I will share what information I can, when I can. Until then, I do not accept the ‘suicide’ story that has been spread by the malignant cancer that is the MSM. They are their unnamed sources are not to be trusted,” she stated.


French Court of Appeals Upholds Alexander Vinnik’s Sentence


French Court of Appeals Upholds Alexander Vinnik’s SentenceA court of appeals in France has upheld the verdict in the case against BTC-e operator Alexander Vinnik. His lawyers vowed to continue the legal struggle against Vinnik’s return to Greece in order to avoid a likely extradition to the U.S. Court Confirms Vinnik’s 5-year Sentence for Money Laundering The Court of Appeals of Paris […]


John McAfee’s Death Ignites ‘Dead Man’s Switch’ Theory — Widow Says He ‘Was Not Suicidal’


John McAfee's Death Ignites 'Dead Man's Switch' Theory — Widow Says He 'Was Not Suicidal'At age 75, the former antivirus tycoon and cryptocurrency advocate, John McAfee, passed away by reported suicide. McAfee was a wild and charismatic man but prior to his death, he was facing tax-related charges and extradition to the United States. For the last few days, the internet has seen myriad theories and assessments of McAfee’s […]


‘I have nothing’: Imprisoned John McAfee claims his crypto fortune is gone


John McAfee asserted in an extradition hearing in Spain that the tax evasion charges aimed against him are politically motivated.

Software antivirus pioneer John McAfee has told his one million Twitter followers that his entire crypto fortune is gone — although he concedes not everyone will believe he’s telling the truth.

The McAfee antivirus founder has been behind bars in Spain since October 2020 — when he was arrested for tax evasion — but that hasn’t stopped him from posting on Twitter on a near-daily basis.

The 76-year-old tweeted earlier today that “I have nothing. Yet, I regret nothing,” and noted that:

“The US believes I have hidden crypto. I wish I did but it has dissolved through the many hands of Team McAfee (your belief is not required), and my remaining assets are all seized. My friends evaporated through fear of association.”

The U.S. government is currently seeking McAfee’s extradition, with a ruling set to come from Spanish courts in the coming days.

McAfee has a litany of charges aimed against him, including the alleged operation of two “pump and dump” related crypto scams that duped investors out of $13 million.

If extradited, McAfee will face court on charges for evading taxes between 2014 and 2018, after he failed to report income from multiple revenue streams such as crypto gains, paid crypto promotions, consultancy work, and selling the rights to his life-story documentary.

McAfee’s life behind bars appears to be one of contemplation, as he regularly tweets messages with tones that switch between sorrow, acceptance for his circumstances, mixed in with sparks of aggression towards the U.S. governing bodies.

In the June 9 tweet, he notes that “after uncountable lawsuits and the reach of the FED's I now have nothing. But inside these prison bars I have never felt more free. The things you believe you own, in reality own you.”

It is a stark contrast to McAfee’s earlier years in which his net worth grew to $100 million from his successful anti-virus software firm. McAfee used to own a mansion worth more than $5 million in Colorado springs, and even lived on a luxury yacht out in Dominican Republic waters, which he dubbed a “freedom boat.”

According to the June 2020 indictment from the Justice Department’s Tax Division and Tennessee prosecutors, McAfee faces a minimum of five years on each count of tax evasion and a one-year minimum on each count of willful failure to file a tax return.

Given his age, the serial entrepreneur is likely to spend the remainder of his life behind bars if found guilty.

McAfee spoke at Spanish High Courts this week during the first hearing of his extradition trial and asserted that charges from U.S. governing bodies are politically motivated due to his two attempts to run as a Libertarian Party candidate in the U.S. presidential elections. He says he drew the IRS's attention in 2018 when:

"I also announced I would target the IRS and its corruption, and two months later the IRS filed charged against me."

Spanish prosecutor, Carlos Bautista rejected this claim and described McAfee as a “tax rebel, nothing else. A millionaire who doesn't want to pay taxes."


National Court of Spain Suspends John McAfee Extradition Hearing


McAfeeThe National Court in Spain has suspended the hearing destined to deal with the extradition request that John McAfee, the well known cryptocurrency influencer, has pending for its tax-related crimes in the U.S. The entrepreneur was apprehended in October last year in the El Prat Airport where he was going to take a flight. No […]


France Rejects Russian Request to Extradite BTC-e Operator Alexander Vinnik


France Rejects Russian Request to Extradite BTC-e Operator Alexander VinnikJudicial authorities in France have refused to grant the extradition request filed by Russia for Alexander Vinnik. According to the Russian Ombudsman, Vinnik is now ready to start a new hunger strike despite his health deteriorating after spending almost four years in detention. Court Case Against Vinnik Continues in France The operator of the infamous […]


Wikileaks Gathers $37M in BTC Since 2010 – Over $400K Sent After Julian Assange’s Arrest


Wikileaks Gathers $37M in BTC Since 2010 - Over $400k Sent After Julian Assange's ArrestThe world was shocked when Wikileaks cofounder Julian Assange was arrested in April after being cooped up in the Ecuadorian Embassy in London since 2012. Following his arrest, the original Wikileaks bitcoin address saw significant support as $32,000 worth of BTC poured into the wallet in two days. Since 2010, Wikileaks’ address saw 4,043 BTC […]

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Alexander Vinnik Accused of Laundering Billions Through BTC-e Extradited to France


Russian Alexander Vinnik Accused of Laundering Billions Through BTC-e Extradited to FranceAlexander Vinnik, the Russian-born IT specialist who spent over two years in detention in Greece, where he was arrested on a U.S. warrant, is now in Paris. The alleged BTC-e operator, suspected of laundering at least $4 billion through the now defunct crypto exchange, has been handed over to France after the Greek judiciary turned […]

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Greek Court Suspends Decision to Extradite Alexander Vinnik


Greek Court Suspends Decision to Extradite Alexander VinnikThe Supreme Administrative Court of Greece has suspended a decision to extradite the alleged BTC-e operator Alexander Vinnik. The temporary measure has been imposed to allow the review of an appeal against the extradition. The Russian national, accused of laundering billions of dollars through the now defunct cryptocurrency exchange, started a new hunger strike last […]

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Wikileaks Bitcoin Donations Soar Following Assange Arrest


Wikileaks' Bitcoin Donations Soar After Arrest of AssangeWikileaks’ bitcoin address has received a deluge of support following founding editor Julian Assange’s arrest. Donations have reached nearly $32,000 on Friday, 60% more than was raised the day before, when Assange was taken into custody. Also read: How Traditional Stock Markets Can Help Mainstream Cryptocurrency BTC Donations Reach $32,000 More than 6.3 BTC worth […]

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Owner of Romanian Exchange Coinflux to Be Extradited to the US


Owner of Romanian Exchange Coinflux to Be Extradited to the USThe Romanian judiciary has decided to hand over to U.S. authorities the founder and CEO of Coinflux, one of the country’s cryptocurrency exchanges. Vlad Nistor has been accused of a number of crimes including the laundering of illicitly obtained funds through his digital asset trading platform. Also read: Russians See Growing Number of Options to […]

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The Daily: Argentina Meets 2019 With New BATMs, Russia Budgets Millions to Block Sites


The Daily: Argentina Meets New Year With New BATMs, Russia Budgets Millions to Block SitesIn this edition of The Daily, we focus on the growing number of bitcoin ATMs in Argentina. Five new devices have been installed recently in Buenos Aires. We also look at a report that Russia’s telecom watchdog plans to spend millions of dollars to restrict access to banned websites and services such as Telegram. And […]

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CEO of Romanian Exchange Coinflux Arrested on US Warrant


CEO of Romanian Exchange Coinflux Arrested on US WarrantPolice in Romania have detained the founder and CEO of Coinflux, one of the country’s major cryptocurrency exchanges. Vlad Nistor has been arrested on a warrant issued by U.S. authorities accusing him of a number of crimes, including the defrauding of American citizens. A court in Bucharest is currently reviewing the extradition request. Also read: […]

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The Daily: Crashing Crypto Trader Shares Advice, Bitcoin Bandit Extradited


In Friday’s installment of The Daily, we update a story we first reported on yesterday – the closure of stablecoin project Basis. Its team have now given the official reason for its cessation. We’ll begin, though, by covering a slice of crypto crime concerning “bitcoin bandit” Nicholas Truglia. Also read: Digital Currency Platform Revolut Receives European […]

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Greek Court Accused of Violating the Rights of Alleged Btc-e Operator, Postpones Hearing


Greek Court Accused of Violating the Rights of Btc-e's Vinnik, Postpones HearingThe judges at the Greek supreme court have been accused of violating Alexander Vinnik’s rights. The alleged Btc-e operator has been detained in Greece since July last year. The hearing against his extradition to France has also reportedly been postponed. Also read: Yahoo! Japan Confirms Entrance Into the Crypto Space Rights Violation Alexander Vinnik, who allegedly […]

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Alleged BTC-e Operator’s Lawyer Says Greek Court Decided on Extradition to Russia


Alleged BTC-e Operator’s Lawyer Says Greek Court Decided on Extradition to RussiaThe lawyer for the alleged BTC-e exchange operator, Alexander Vinnik, claims that the Greek supreme court has decided to extradite him back to his motherland. If true, this would be a significant blow to US authorities’ attempts to get their hands on Vinnik and extract information from him about Russian hackers. Also Read: The Daily: Luxury […]

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Russian Extradition Request Complicates Fate of Suspected Btc-e Owner


Russian Extradition Request Complicates Fate of Suspected Btc-e OwnerA court in Thessaloniki, Greece has accepted an extradition request from Russia for suspected Btc-e operator, Alexander Vinnik. Last month, a French request for Vinnik’s extradition was also accepted by Greece. Also Read: Markets Update: Monster Liquidations and Flash Crash Fear Russian Extradition Request Accepted for Alexander Vinnik Accepted by Greek Court A senior panel of […]

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The Daily: Malta Enacts Crypto Bills, Bermuda Wants New Banks, Dotcom Loses Appeal


The Daily: Malta Enacts Crypto Bills, Bermuda Wants New Banks, Dotcom Loses AppealIn today’s edition of Bitcoin in Brief we cover stories from various corners of the world. In Malta the parliament has enacted three crypto bills into law, in Bermuda the authorities want to create a new type of crypto friendly banks, and in New Zealand Kim Dotcom has lost his extradition appeal. Also Read: Get […]

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