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John McAfee arrested in Guatemala for illegally entering country

By Daniel S Levine,

John McAfee, the founder of the McAfee antivirus software company, was arrested overnight in Guatemala for trying to enter the country illegally. He had said that he would seek asylum there after police in neighboring Belize named him a person of interest in the murder of a neighbor.

Interior Minister Mauricio Lopez Bonilla told the media that McAfee, 67, was arrested at a Guatemala City hotel with the help of Interpol, reports CBS News.

McAfee said Wednesday that he was officially seeking asylum in Guatemala. Belize officials have named him a person of interest in the murder of an neighbor. According to Fox News, McAfee claims that he is being prosecuted because he wouldn’t donate to local politicians and the he has information on corruption in the Central American country's government.

Meanwhile, Belize police say that they aren’t prosecuting him and never arrested him. They want to question him about the early November murder of Gregory Viant Faull, who lived a few houses down from McAfee. McAfee had been receiving complaints about his noisy dogs, including a complaint from Faull, but he claims that he did not kill Faull.

McAfee has been running from Belize officials for the past two months.

His location in Guatemala was given away when a VICE.com reporter posted a smartphone picture with McAfee. Officials traced the GPS location for the picture, which led them to McAfee, reports CBS News.

McAfee has lived in Belize for the past three years.

 
 

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