Antivirus pioneer John McAfee is on trial on several allegations. The charges are cryptocurrency fraud and money laundering conspiracy. They face a long prison term or a heavy fine.
The 75-year-old was arrested in Spain in October at the instigation of US law enforcement officers who had already brought charges against him for tax evasion and unfair advertising for cryptocurrencies. A statement from McAfee was initially not available. According to the US authorities, he is still in custody in Spain.
Seven counts in total
US investigators accuse the entrepreneur and his adviser and bodyguard, who are also accused, of having swindled millions of dollars through swindles with cryptocurrencies. The two are charged on a total of seven points, each of which has a maximum prison sentence of five to 20 years, according to the Ministry of Justice.
McAfee founded the anti-virus software company named after him, McAfee, in the 1980s, from which he retired in the 1990s. In 2012, McAfee made headlines for an adventurous jungle escape when he was searched for following the murder of his neighbor in Belize.
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