MADRID – The Spanish High Court has granted the extradition of John David McAfee to the United States where he faces multiple tax evasion and fraud charges.
In October 2020, the US Department of Justice released an indictment saying that McAfee’s criminal offenses took place in the interim of 2014 and 2018, and that he attempted to “evade the [US Internal Revenue Service] by concealing assets, including real property, a vehicle, and a yacht in the names of others.”
This came after the US Securities and Exchange Commission revealed it had brought civil charges against McAfee. The commission stated the software entrepreneur made over $23.1 million in undisclosed income from false and misleading cryptocurrency recommendations.
During the same month, McAfee was arrested at Barcelona Airport when he was about to board a flight to Istanbul with a British passport.