The widow of the founder of the McAfee Company John McAfee, who was found dead in his cell in a Barcelona prison, blamed the US authorities for his death, the Associated Press reports.
The founder of McAfee, John McAfee, whose extradition to the United States was approved by the Spanish National Court, committed suicide in prison in Spain, the País newspaper reported on Wednesday, June 23, citing police sources. Doctors tried to resuscitate him, but they could not save him.
McAfee, who was declared an international wanted list by the United States, was detained at the Barcelona airport on his way to Istanbul in early October 2020. According to the charges brought against him in the United States, McAfee earned millions of dollars on the promotion of cryptocurrencies, consultations, public speeches, as well as after selling the rights to create a biographical documentary about him, but did not file tax returns. On Wednesday, it became known that the Spanish National Court approved his extradition to the United States.
“We were ready for this decision, and we already had an action plan to appeal this decision. I blame the US authorities for this tragedy. Because of these politically motivated accusations against him, my husband is now dead,” Janice McAfee said.
She also noted that her husband did not have suicidal tendencies. “His last words to me were:” I love you and I’ll call you back in the evening.” This is not what a person who is suicidal says,” the widow of the founder of McAfee said. In mid-June, McAfee testified in court, during the hearing he denied all the charges brought against him in the United States and declared their “political nature”. McAfee, who was 75 years old, also stated that if he was extradited to the United States, he would “almost certainly spend the end of his life in prison.”