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« on: November 12, 2012, 03:27:13 PM »

Antivirus Software Millionaire
John McAfee
Wanted for Murder




The millionaire software genius behind the McAfee antivirus programs is wanted for murder in Belize -- this according to reports.

According to Gizmodo.com, Belize police claim John McAfee is the prime suspect in the shooting death of an American expatriate named Gregory Faull.

Faull was reportedly gunned down at his home in San Pedro Town on the island of Ambergris Caye on Saturday -- after an argument with McAfee had turned deadly.

McAfee -- whose software company sold to Intel in 2010 for $7 billion -- has been living in Belize for a while now.

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Read more: http://www.tmz.com/2012/11/12/antivirus-software-billionaire-john-mcafee-wanted-for-murder/#ixzz2C2epBqll


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« Reply #1 on: November 12, 2012, 05:05:41 PM »

U.S. antivirus legend John McAfee wanted for murder in Belize

By Jeremy A. Kaplan, Alec Liu
Published November 12, 2012
FoxNews.com




John McAfee, the estranged founder of the antivirus firm that bears his name, is wanted by the Belize police in connection with a murder, FoxNews.com has confirmed.

McAfee, whose very name is synonymous with security, is a prime suspect in the murder of American expatriate Gregory Faull, a well-liked builder from California who was shot Saturday night at his home in San Pedro Town on the island of Ambergris Caye, according to a series of exposes on tech blog Gizmodo. Vienne Robinson, assistant superintendent of the San Pedro police department in Belize, told FoxNews.com that police are actively searching for McAfee.

“We are looking for him in connection with the murder,” Robinson told FoxNews.com. “No one has been charged with murder yet,” she said, noting that there is one suspect already in custody.

The 52-year-old Faull was found by the housekeeper on the morning of Sunday, Nov. 11, lying face up in a pool of blood with an apparent gunshot wound on the upper rear part of his head, according to a police report posted on Gizmodo.

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'Everyone was scared of McAfee. He was walking around the beach carrying a gun.'

- Freelance reporter Jeff Wise, who met McAfee in April


McAfee’s life has turned in recent years from cybersecurity to drugs, guns, prostitution and violence, explained Jeff Wise, a freelance reporter who broke the story for Gizmodo. "He will tell you he moved to Belize for the good life, for the country, to rescue the Belizean people from poverty,” Wise told FoxNews.com. In reality, McAfee became embroiled in bath salts and the quest for the ultimate high, he said.

Wise visited McAfee in the Western Caribbean nation twice, once in 2010 and again this past April.

“It really scared the hell out of me,” Wise said. He wasn’t alone. A woman who went to visit McAfee to co-develop an herbal medicine ended up running from the country in terror, “fleeing for her life,” Wise said.

Read more: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2012/11/12/us-antivirus-legend-john-mcafee-wanted-for-murder-in-belize/#ixzz2C3379yQe


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Read more: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2012/11/12/us-antivirus-legend-john-mcafee-wanted-for-murder-in-belize/#ixzz2C32e5r1Z
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« Reply #2 on: November 13, 2012, 01:41:32 PM »

http://www.miamiherald.com/2012/11/12/3093940/belize-police-looks-for-mcafee.html
Belize police urge software founder to appear
November 12, 2012

BELIZE CITY -- Police are urging software company founder John McAfee to come in for questioning and help solve the killing of his neighbor on the Caribbean island where they lived, a spokesman said Tuesday.

McAfee, 67, has been identified as a "person of interest" in the killing of 52-year-old Gregory Viant Faull, whose body was found on Sunday. McAfee reportedly told Wired magazine on Monday that he had nothing to do with the death, but feared police would kill him if they find him. He said he hid in the sand when he saw police coming to his house Sunday and put a cardboard box over his head to breathe.

"We want to encourage him to come in," said Raphael Martinez, spokesman for Belize's Ministry of National Security, to The Associated Press on Tuesday. "If he feels threatened, we need to tell him, 'Get someone to go along with you, but come in. Let's solve this crime and you can free yourself.' "

Faull was found with a gunshot wound to his head inside his two-story home north of San Pedro, a town on the island of Ambergris Caye, Martinez said. The housekeeper discovered the body Sunday morning and called police. Martinez said that no charges had been filed in the case.

McAfee told Wired that whoever shot Faull may have been gunning for him instead and mistakenly killed his neighbor.

Belize police said they believe McAfee is still in Belize, but they have also contacted authorities in Mexico and Guatemala, which border Belize, for help in locating him.
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Last April, Belize police raided McAfee's home looking for drugs and guns. McAfee said officers found guns, which he said were legal, and he was released without charge after being detained for a few hours.

Residents said Faull was a longtime home owner there who had recently retired as a builder and moved from Florida to live full-time on the island.

One resident of the island told the AP that Faull had complained about McAfee's behavior, and others said the former software executive was hard to befriend.

"His physical appearance doesn't really inspire you to go over and make friends with him. He's a little scruffy looking," said real estate agent, Bob Hamilton.

Wired reported that McAfee said his dogs were poisoned on Friday night and that he blames the deaths on Belize authorities, not Faull.

Police said Faull's computer and phone were missing, but there were no signs of forced entry at his home. Police reported finding a single 9-mm shell casing and said it appeared Faull was killed between late Saturday and Sunday morning, which was a rainy night on the Caribbean island. Faull was last seen at 10 p.m. Saturday.

Martinez said police are still investigating whether the gun used in the murder has any connection to McAfee.

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« Reply #3 on: November 14, 2012, 09:24:16 AM »

http://abcnews.go.com/Blotter/belize-murder-police-john-mcafees-flight-slaying-raises/story?id=17710563
Belize Murder: Police Say John McAfee's Flight After Slaying 'Raises Questions'
November 13, 2012

olice in the Caribbean country of Belize are now engaged in a full-scale search for John McAfee, the eccentric software magnate who is considering a "person of interest" in the Sunday slaying of his neighbor, and say that his flight and his history of feuding with the victim "bring some questions to mind."

Retired Florida developer Gregory Faull, 52, was found shot in the head on Sunday morning in his home in San Pedro on the resort island of Ambergris Caye. He and McAfee, who lived closed by, had argued repeatedly about McAfee's dogs. The results of Faull's autopsy will be released today.

McAfee has noolice say they believe McAfee, who has a second property in the Belize highlands, is still in the country. Raphael Martinez, a spokesman for the Ministry of National Security, urged McAfee to turn himself in, and said that authorities hope the public can help police determine his whereabouts.

"It does bring some questions into mind, that he refuses to come into police," said Martinez. "He lived just 300 yards north of Faull."

"As a matter of fact, just a day before Faull was found dead in his home, [McAfee's] dogs had been poisoned, but by the time Faull was found dead they were buried," noted Martinez.

Martinez questioned McAfee's state of mind, given his efforts to elude police. However, he said that McAfee is still officially a "person of interest." He also said two people have been detained in the investigation for questioning. According to Joshua Davis, McAfee believes that several taxi drivers who helped him escape have been arrested.
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Police say they believe McAfee, who has a second property in the Belize highlands, is still in the country. Raphael Martinez, a spokesman for the Ministry of National Security, urged McAfee to turn himself in, and said that authorities hope the public can help police determine his whereabouts.

"It does bring some questions into mind, that he refuses to come into police," said Martinez. "He lived just 300 yards north of Faull."

"As a matter of fact, just a day before Faull was found dead in his home, [McAfee's] dogs had been poisoned, but by the time Faull was found dead they were buried," noted Martinez.

Martinez questioned McAfee's state of mind, given his efforts to elude police. However, he said that McAfee is still officially a "person of interest." He also said two people have been detained in the investigation for questioning. According to Joshua Davis, McAfee believes that several taxi drivers who helped him escape have been arrested.
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:McAfee and Faull, both American expatriates, had traded barbs and nearly blows over McAfee's nine dogs. Faull's father, Arthur, told ABC News his son had demanded that McAfee quiet them down. McAfee allegedly threatened Faull that the next time he set foot on his property he'd shoot him. Faull promptly filed a complaint. He was shot a few days later.

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According to Joshua Davis, McAfee believed that a ship had brought men in black uniforms to the island and that they had come ashore and fed poisoned meat to his dogs on Friday night. He had to shoot the dogs to put them out of their misery. Davis spoke to McAfee on Saturday, after McAfee had buried the dogs.According to freelance writer Jeff Wise, who profiled McAfee's decline on the website Gizmodo.com, McAfee had become deeply enmeshed in the world of gangs, narcotics and arms. Wise told ABC News McAfee had become something of a prophet of "bath salts," crowing about the "super perv powder" and the drug's erotic effects on various hardcore drug message boards.

Bath salts, synthetic drugs that can mimic the effects of cocaine, have been linked to numerous bizarre and violent incidents in the U.S.
 

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« Reply #4 on: December 01, 2012, 06:14:32 PM »

The article says "unconfirmed report", so I guess we'll just have to wait and see.... 

http://www.straitstimes.com/breaking-news/world/story/mcafee-captured-after-weeks-the-run-belize-report-20121202
McAfee captured after weeks on the run in Belize: Report
December 2, 2012

WASHINGTON (AFP) - Anti-virus software pioneer John McAfee, wanted by authorities in Belize for his neighbor's murder, has been captured after weeks on the run, his blog said on Saturday.

"We have received an unconfirmed report that John McAfee has been captured at the border of Belize and Mexico," his official blog whoismcafee.com said.

The website, which McAfee launched to counter what he sees as erroneous claims by the media or authorities about him, said it would provide more information as it became available.
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« Reply #5 on: December 01, 2012, 06:17:41 PM »

http://www.examiner.com/article/software-pioneer-john-mcafee-captured-at-border-between-belize-mexico-report
Software pioneer John McAfee captured at border between Belize, Mexico: Report
December 1, 2012

John McAfee, 67, founder of the software company that bears his name, has been captured, according to a post on his blog on Saturday. The report, however, is still unconfirmed at this time, and it is unclear who posted the blog entry.

The report came on the same day that CNN scored a coup. On Saturday, CNN managed to post the first on-camera interview with the "fugitive," who has said he is in fear of his life.
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http://www.whoismcafee.com/
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« Reply #6 on: December 02, 2012, 11:39:21 AM »

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« Reply #7 on: December 02, 2012, 06:35:57 PM »

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Not so fast....    Remember, it's not been confirmed.   Maybe the blog post was to throw people off?  Of course, the article below cites the Daily Mail as the source, so who knows for sure.  And who knows how reliable "a source at the U.S. Embassy in Belize..." is? 

http://www.foxnews.com/world/2012/12/02/tech-mogul-john-mcafee-captured-according-to-his-blog/?test=latestnews
Police: Tech mogul John McAfee still on the lam, despite blog's claim of capture
December 2, 2012

Internet security mogul John McAfee, wanted by Belizean police in connection to the murder of a U.S. expatriate, has not been arrested despite a post on McAfee's personal blog, according to the Daily Mail.

"We have received an unconfirmed report that John McAfee has been captured at the border of Belize and Mexico," the blog post reads.

Police say McAfee's whereabouts are still unknown, according to the Mail.
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A source at the U.S. Embassy in Belize told AFP people close to McAfee had denied reports that he was captured. A police spokesman told the news agency he had no information on a possible arrest.
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« Reply #8 on: December 03, 2012, 11:37:08 AM »

http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2012/12/03/mcafee-software-belize-safe/1742415/
Wanted man McAfee says he's safe -- and out of Belize
December 3, 2012

11:18AM EST December 3. 2012 - John McAfee, the eccentric 67-year-old pioneer of antivirus software who is wanted for questioning about a slaying in Belize, posted a notice on his blog Monday that he is "safe" and no longer in the Caribbean nation.

The post comes a day after the website, whoismcafee.com, reported that McAfee was arrested at the Mexican border.

"I apologize for the silence, and misdirection," the post says. "I am currently safe and in the company of two intrepid journalist from Vice Magazine... We are not in Belize, but not quite out of the woods yet. I will do a more detailed posting later today if all goes well."

McAfee says that as a diversion he had a "double" carrying a North Korean passport under McAfee's name. The post says the double ws detained then released in Mexico.

McAfee says his "double" was released from jail in Mexico and now is no longer in that country.

He says he will return to Belize. "My fight is in Belize, and I can do little in exile," he says in the post. "My lifeline of information pertaining to the inner workings of the government depends on my physical presence."

McAfee is a "person of interest" in the death of American expatriate, Gregory Faull, who was shot and killed last month at his home on the Belize island of Ambergris Caye. Faull, a Florida businessman, was a neighbor of McAfee's in Belize.
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« Reply #9 on: December 06, 2012, 06:17:48 AM »

http://www.chron.com/news/crime/article/Guatemalan-police-arrest-software-guru-McAfee-4093485.php
Guatemalan police arrest software guru McAfee
December 6, 2012

GUATEMALA CITY (AP) — Software company founder John McAfee was arrested by Guatemalan police for entering the country illegally, ending his bizarre weekslong journey as a blogging fugitive claiming to be persecuted by authorities in Belize.

The fate of the anti-virus guru remained unclear Thursday as Guatemalan authorities awaited word from their Foreign Ministry as to what they would do with McAfee and whether they intended to send him back to Belize, where he is a person of interest in the killing of a fellow ex-pat.

"We are awaiting instructions from the Foreign Ministry. It will be the foreign relations department that decides the process," Interior Minister Mauricio Lopez Bonilla said following McAfee's arrest Wednesday at a hotel in an upscale part of Guatemala City.
Earlier on Wednesday, McAfee said he had formally requested asylum in Guatemala after entering the country from Belize, where he says he fears for his safety because he has sensitive information about official corruption and refused to donate to local politicians.

Since refusing to turn himself in to authorities in Belize, the 67-year-old had been in hiding, blogging his movements and calling reporters, until reappearing in Guatemala to claim asylum. He has not said how he crossed the border into Guatemala.

His lawyer in Guatemala, Telesforo Guerra, warned Wednesday night that McAfee's life would be in danger if he is returned to Belize.

"He will be in danger if he is returned to Belize, where he has denounced authorities," Guerra said. "From the moment he asked for asylum he has to have the protection of the Guatemalan government."

Guerra said he would ask that a judge look at McAfee's case as soon as possible.

Police in Belize deny they are persecuting McAfee and say there is no warrant for his arrest. The country's prime minister has even questioned McAfee's mental state. Since there are no restrictions on his travels, it's unclear why McAfee would need any special status in order to stay in Guatemala.
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« Reply #10 on: December 09, 2012, 06:14:18 AM »

Software guru McAfee wants to return to US

15 hr ago| By Lomi Kriel of Reuters
In custody in Guatemala for illegally crossing the border from Belize, the anti-virus pioneer — named as a person of interest in the murder of his neighbor — says his goal is to get back to America 'as soon as possible.'



GUATEMALA CITY — Software guru John McAfee, fighting deportation from Guatemala to Belize to face questions about the slaying of a neighbor, said Saturday that he wants to return to the United States.

"My goal is to get back to America as soon as possible," McAfee, 67, said in a phone call to Reuters from the immigration facility where he is being held for illegally crossing the border to Guatemala with his 20-year-old girlfriend.

"I wish I could just pack my bags and go to Miami," McAfee said. "I don't think I fully understood the political situation. I'm an embarrassment to the Guatemalan government and I'm jeopardizing their relationship with Belize."

The two neighboring countries in Central America are locked in a decades-long territorial dispute, and voters in 2013 will decide in a referendum how to proceed.

Responding to McAfee's remarks, a U.S. State Department spokeswoman said U.S. citizens in foreign countries are subject to local laws. Officials can only ensure they are "treated properly within this framework," she said.
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« Reply #11 on: December 11, 2012, 09:01:55 PM »

http://www.usatoday.com/story/tech/2012/12/11/mcafee-guatemala/1762535/
Lawyer: Guatemalan judge orders McAfee released
December 11, 2012

8:35PM EST December 11. 2012 - GUATEMALA CITY (AP) — A lawyer for John McAfee said Tuesday a judge has ordered the software company founder released from a Guatemalan detention center where he has been fighting being returned to Belize.

Lawyer Telesforo Guerra said the judge notified him verbally of the ruling, but added that it may take a day for formal written notification to win McAfee's release, possibly as soon as Wednesday.

Judge Judith Secaida did not immediately return phone calls seeking to confirm the ruling.

Guerra said Secaida ruled that McAfee's detention was illegal, ordered him released, and gave him 10 days to put his immigration situation in order. It was not immediately clear if McAfee could get some kind of temporary or transit visa to allow him to leave Guatemala.

He has said that he wants to return to the United States with his 20-year-old Belizean girlfriend. Guerra agreed that that would be his best option.

"For me, it's best that McAfee go to the United States, that's definitely the country where he will be safest," Guerra said. "In Guatemala, he runs the risk that anything could happen to him."
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« Reply #12 on: December 12, 2012, 10:24:01 PM »

http://www.latimes.com/business/technology/la-fi-tn-mcafee-lands-miami-airport-20121212,0,6346575.story
McAfee lands safely in Miami, takes taxi to South Beach hotel
December 12, 2012

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