John McAfee back in US; claims he was pretending to be nuts

John McAfee said a few days ago he wanted to return to his native United States and late on Wednesday night he got his wish. The man who founded the McAfee antivirus software company, later acquired by Intel, was deported out of Guatemala and ended up in Miami.

Earlier this month, McAfee made his way to Guatemala from Belize, several weeks after the murder of American businessman Gregory Faull in that country. The government of Belize have claimed from the start that they merely want to question McAfee but he says that Belize law enforcement officials are corrupt and want to blame Faull's murder on him.

A few weeks ago, McAfee went on the run. He eventually made his way to Guatemala and was later arrested for entering that country illegally. Now McAfee, safe in Miami, told ABC News that his actions were in fact a way to get the media to report what was happening to him. He said:

What's a better story, millionaire mad man on the run. You [the media] saved my ass. Because you paid attention to the story. As long as you are reporting, it is hard to whack somebody that the world is watching.

Even though he is now in his native country, the 67 year old McAfee says he is now broke, leaving behind an estate in Belize, his assets and his 20 and 17 year old girlfriends behind. He said, "I've got a pair of clothes and shoes, my friend dropped off some cash."

Source: ABCNews.com | Image via Guatemala's National Police/AP

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hope they make a movie out of this. selena gomez and justin bieber are perfect to play his 17 and 20 year old girlfriends.

is 17 even legal in Belize? They have to be gold diggers with his age.. bu 17 should he not be in trouble with the law over that?

It's funny that you're surprised by that. 17 or 16 are far more common legal ages of consent than 18 or over. Let me surprise you a little more, then: in Italy, Germany, Austria, Bulgaria, Hungary, Estonia and Portugal, the legal age of consent is 14. Those are just a few examples and there are many more where it's 15 and some where it's lower.

If you guys do not tell me this I would have never known. There is also a moral issue. Can any one you picture yourselves with girls that young? I would not do it

Not in my age, but of course I can picture it and obviously according to the countries' governments there is no moral issue. I know I or others could definitely manipulate (as in, negatively) a girl that young easier than a 25 year old, but on the other hand, the same goes for most who are 18 years old as well, hardly any difference between a 15 or 14 year old and an 18 year old in that regard, so yeah, you get my point. And let's just mention that the age of 12 (the common age when the menstruation cycle starts) used to be a very common, widely accepted "age of consent" in "western" countries as well, not so long ago. I definitely don't condone that, but sadly the bible does and many "third world" countries.

I think the rules need more of a range of consent for young adults. I agree with the younger age of consent rules for one reason: too many teenagers are charged with being a pedophile / sexual predator because they are teenagers having sex with one another. A lot of the teens charged over the century have been found guilty; not all judges make good decisions in these matters.

Teenagers should never have to deal with the law because they had consensual sex within their peer group, or be allowed to be publically disclaimed as sexual predators. There are too many real stories out there of people who were 18, were charged because they were caught having sex with their 17 year old girlfriend, yet have been married for 30+ years since then.

Also, in this matter, don't forget that there are many teens who have been charged with being a pedophile because they were sexting one another. Sure, there are ramifications if that data leaks out due to malware or physical theft of a device, but the teens shouldn't have to deal with the law because of that.

However, any age range that publishes private pictures of this nature does deserve dealing with the law, no matter the age range.

flynempire said,
If you guys do not tell me this I would have never known. There is also a moral issue. Can any one you picture yourselves with girls that young? I would not do it

yeah most of us would snap it off clean buried balls deep in some hot 18 yr old trim.. damn straight ! .. .well a little to the left but she don't mind

The legal age of consent is 18 in the US!?! I had no idea, and here I thought the 21yr old drinking age was the only ridiculous age related law they had. I guess it makes sense being how loonies in the US keep trying to, unsuccessfully, push abstinence for teens.

For note, my younger sister's recently ex-husband would have been in trouble as she was 16 and he was mid 30's when they met. They were together for almost a decade, taught her to grow up a lot and she's much better for it

Skwerl said,
20 and 17? This guy is trash.
And the girls are gold-diggers.

Are you trying to suggest he's trash because he's legally with two young girls of legal age? Most people would agree that younger girls are more attractive. There's nothing trashy about being with them at any age, and there's nothing trashy about polyamory.

hey whoah whoah whoooah buddy
the guy was just tryin to get his dink wet jeeeez
a yr or 2 ago i was doing a 19 yr old chick for a good 6 months so what
but i'm like half of this guys age lol

Pacino is too short. Seems like McAfee is over 6' tall and Pacino is like just over 5'.

Oh and when I get to be 67 maybe I should go to Belize and get me a 20 yr old girlfriend.

" As long as you are reporting, it is hard to whack somebody that the world is watching."

As crazy as he seems, he is right. Assuming what he said about their government and corruption is true, had they killed or even tried to kill him for whatever reason, it would have been an international incident. Again with the assumption his story and threat to him is true, the media would have saved his life in that situation.

" leaving behind an estate in Belize, his assets and his 20 and 17 year old girlfriends behind"

The latter will gladly take care of the former.