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Fugitive Software Pioneer John McAfee Reportedly Arrested in Guatemala

Posted on | December 5, 2012 | 6 Comments

He lost most of his fortune, moved to Belize and plunged into a decadent lifestyle of hallucinogenic drugs and hookers, and then took it on the lam after one of his neighbors was shot dead. Now the erstwhile multimillionaire playboy has been busted in Guatemala:

John McAfee, the Silicon Valley millionaire wanted for questioning in a Belizean homicide, was reportedly arrested in Guatemala on Wednesday for illegally entering the neighboring country.
Interior minister Mauricio Lopez Bonilla told Reuters that Guatemalan police arrested the creator of McAfee antivirus software Wednesday night. McAfee’s neighbor was shot and killed in Belize earlier this month, and authorities there wish to question him in the death of Gregory Viant Faull.
McAfee has been evading police since the killing while writing a blog and communicating with media members.

He was writing a blog? And never linked me? Death penalty!



6 Responses to “Fugitive Software Pioneer John McAfee Reportedly Arrested in Guatemala”

  1. Finrod Felagund
    December 5th, 2012 @ 11:22 pm

    To steal a joke I read elsewhere:

    Wonder if he’ll get a 30-day free trial.

  2. Rebel Bill
    December 5th, 2012 @ 11:52 pm

    They still hang people for murder in Belize. Just sayin’

  3. Evi L. Bloggerlady
    December 6th, 2012 @ 1:10 am
  4. Bob Belvedere
    December 6th, 2012 @ 7:58 am

    McAfee has become a virus in Society.

  5. tomg
    December 6th, 2012 @ 3:07 pm

    “…arrested in Guatemala on Wednesday for illegally entering the neighboring country.”

    Are they sure they don’t mean “undocumented transient suspect?”

  6. Wombat_socho
    December 6th, 2012 @ 5:00 pm

    No, ever since they killed off most of the Marxists, Guatemala has been pretty blunt and to the point. Great coffee, too.