Theories and conspiracies have become plentiful as news of one-time software tycoon John McAfee’s death in a Spanish jail rippled through the internet this week.
Likening McAfee’s situation to that of Jeffrey Epstein, whom McAfee frequently jocularly Tweeted about, many surmised that there is foul play afoot in McAfee’s reported apparent suicide.
“If I suicide myself, I didn’t” McAfee tweeted in November 2019, “I was Whackd”
“I am content here. Know that if I hang myself, a la Epstein, it will be no fault of mine,” he Tweeted again in October, 2020.
Jeffrey Epstein, a well-known socialite with connections to both Hollywood and Washington, infamously died in jail in August 2019 while awaiting trial for running an offshore human trafficking ring where elite socialites reportedly sexually preyed upon teenagers and even younger children. Reports of Epstein’s suicide were met with widespread public scrutiny and doubt, with many believing that Epstein was murdered to protect the status of the elite from whom he profited.
McAfee, too, had access to elites and in June 2019 he had Tweeted that he had information on corruption in government and was ready to leak names, adding fuel to theories on McAfee.
Many surmised, however, that McAfee’s outlook changed upon notification that a Spanish court had approved his extradition to the US to face tax evasion charges. McAfee had notoriously admitted in 2019 that he had not paid taxes before fleeing the US to avoid arraignment on such charges. Records show that McAfee had not paid taxes for at least 6 years. Most of his remaining assets had already been seized, making an arrangement with the IRS increasingly unlikely.
However, other posts found on McAfee’s Twitter account seem to dissuade the notion that he was concerned about extradition.
In July 2020, McAfee Tweeted: “Even though I’m content in prison here, I can’t begin to tell you how much I’d rather be extradited to the US on tax charges where I can enjoy a less-favorable prison term there instead of hoping to finish out my days here and claim asylum on foreign soil.”
The Tweet really clouds the perspective on McAfee’s outlook on extradition and pours gas on already burning foul play theories, leading some to question whether or not McAfee had really committed suicide to avoid extradition, or if there really might be something to the belief that McAfee met some other fate, including the idea that McAfee’s death came at the hands of the same elites that people believe Epstein’s death protected.
Further information on McAfee’s death will be reported as details become available to The Brown Valley Observer, whose office computers were frozen by our free AVG antivirus programs while opening some articles about McAfee.