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John McAfee deported from Guatemala, arrives in Miami

By Dan Rosenfeld,
Eccentric software developer begins new phase of fugitive journey in South Beach

John McAfee, founder of the McAfee antivirus software company, arrived in the United States today following his deportation from Guatemala. His arrival marks just another chapter in his strange flight from Belize, following the murder of his neighbor, American expatriate Gregory Faull.

According to The Guardian, McAfee was held for a week in Guatemala on charges of illegally entering the country. McAfee was unusually outspoken about his life on the run, contacting reporters and setting up his own blog. His media savvy may have led to his arrest, after reports from Vice magazine posted a photo online with embedded location data.

McAfee told reporters in Guatemala City he was “happy to be going home.” Reuters reported him adding: “I've been running through jungles and rivers and oceans and I think I need to rest for a while. And I've been in jail for seven days." On Wednesday night he tweeted, “I am in South Beach.”

McAfee was known in Belize for his eccentric behavior, gun possession, and possible synthetic drug manufacturing. The Atlantic reports he has sold his life story to Future Media, including a movie option. They jokingly speculated the title: “The Life and Times of John McAfee: Bath Salts, Dogs, and Guns.”

 

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