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McAfee Founder Falsely Accused And Imprisoned By Belize Police

According to a recent report, the founder of McAfee Antivirus, John McAfee has been falsely accused of different charges in Belize and has been arrested and imprisoned by Belize police. This has happened, according to McAfee, solely because of political reasons, to be exact because he refused to offer a donation to a local politician.


McAfee wrote, in detail, for the report by a local channel, Channel 5 Belize. In this written narration, McAfee was quite vivid in detailing how one morning, he was suddenly alerted by noises and when he inquired, it was the Belize Police’s Gang Suppression Unit that was busting into his house, alleging that he had firearms without proper licenses.

On search, the police found the licenses but hid them away and framed McAfee over the same charges, thoroughly searching and rummaging through his house and then taking him to the police station. After spending quite a few hours at the police station and the intervention of the American embassy, McAfee was finally allowed to go.

However, the raid also resulted in his dog being shot ruthlessly by the police. McAfee says that this was simply a silent warning from the police. All this started, he says, when he refused to hand out a donation to a local politician. He has been contributing to local government departments as well as in philanthropy but, he says, he didn’t want to donate for politics.

And so when he refused, the politician, who was an influential person in Orange Walk, started somewhat of a hate campaign against him, falsely alleging that he was involved in illegal activities. McAfee says that all of this is untrue and that he fully adheres to the law. It’s important to notice here that John McAfee is not a part of McAfee Security company, as was evident from a statement from the company stating that he is “is a private individual without any connection to McAfee.”

Source: Channel 5 Belize

Courtesy: Verge

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