British-American software developer John McAfee was arrested in Barcelona on Saturday. The US justice has charged him with tax fraud.
In addition, the US stock exchange regulator SEC wants to prosecute him in a civil case for unfair trading practices. He would have made $ 23 million from recommendations for investing in crypto coins, without saying that he got money for it himself.
The 75-year-old anti-virus pioneer was arrested at Barcelona airport on the basis of a US arrest warrant. He was on his way to Istanbul. He has to await a court decision on his extradition in prison.
McAfee founded the eponymous anti-virus software company in the 1980s. He withdrew from it in the 1990s. After that, he was regularly in the news, including an accusation of murder in Belize and candidates for presidential elections in the US in 2016 and this year. He withdrew his candidacy in March.