BARCELONA: John McAfee, an anti-virus software program creator indicted within the United States on fraud costs, has been arrested in Barcelona airport, a Spanish police supply stated on Tuesday.
He was detained on Saturday as he was about to board a flight to Istanbul with a British passport, the supply informed Reuters, including that he could be transferred to Spain’s capital Madrid to face an extradition course of.
U.S. federal prosecutors unsealed an indictment on Monday towards McAfee over costs that he evaded taxes and willfully did not file returns.
That got here shortly after the Securities and Exchange Commission revealed it had introduced civil costs towards McAfee, alleging he remodeled $23.1 million in undisclosed compensation from false and deceptive cryptocurrency suggestions.
He is alleged to have earned tens of millions in earnings from selling cryptocurrencies, in addition to by means of consulting work, talking engagements, and promoting the rights to his life story for a documentary.