John McAfee, the anti-virus software tycoon turned fugitive Presidential candidate is known for his anti-taxation views. He is also a big-time Bitcoin proponent who has been running from the SEC and law enforcement agencies for not paying his taxes.
McAfee posses a flamboyant personality who loves to speak his mind, especially against the authority. After declaring that he has been living in exile and running away from the Internal Revenue Service (IRS). McAfee has admitted that he has not paid his taxes for quite some time and has no plans of doing so either as he considers it as a theft.
McAfee has been quite active on Twitter, where he keeps his followers updated on his life in exile and also run his presidential campaign. In his recent tweets made in the last couple of weeks, John has warned the authorities to stay away from him or he would expose many in the government for their wrongdoings and potential crime.
However, in the second week of May, McAfee’s staff member said that he is going offline for a while as he fears for his life. The staff member said,
“Developing events have made it necessary for John McAfee to go dark — Please be advised that this account will be operated by staff until further notice. More details will be released on time.”
However, McAfee returned to Twitter after a few days and announced that he and his wife are safe in their new backyard, and he was feeling free as ever. Many believe that Mcafee has been wandering around in the Bahamas, but the geo-location on Twitter suggest he is traveling in the Atlantic while stopping at several locations in between including Cuba, Bermuda, and Venezuela.
John McAfee Warns The Authorities Asks Them To Leave Him Alone
On June 9th, McAfee made a tweet specifically aimed at his pursuers warning them against hunting him. McAfee said that if he is not left alone, he would take down many in the government along with him for their corruption and crime. He tweeted,
“My recent tweets are less for you than they are for my pursuers. They are shots across the bow — Leave me the fuck alone, or go down with the corruption you have embraced, because I will fucking bury you if you continue. Doubt me at your own fucking risk.”
On June 10th McAfee followed on his tweet from the day before stating that he has paid millions in taxes but got nothing in return, so he has decided to not pay any more taxes. He tweeted,
“All I wanted was to be left alone. I paid tens of millions of dollars in taxes and received only the condescension of Federal employees, when I needed services, in return. I chose to pay no more. This is my crime. You should have left me alone.”
McAfee Warns About Releasing 31+ Terabytes of Incriminating Data
John McAfee has claimed that the Department of Justice is trying to falsely incriminate him on the charges of money laundering, racketeering, and even murder. McAfee went onto claim that the Bahamas Assistant Police Commissioner Paul Rolle is coordinating with a rogue CIA agent to nab him. His tweet read,
“Bahamas Assist. Police Commissioner – Paul Rolle co-operates with Rogue CIA agent – Patrick Costello, to collect me. Rolle now wants proof of bad deeds. I will publish his deposits and withdrawals from Fidelity Bank, acct # 871040052816. OK, Mr. Rolle? Should have Googled me.”
However, McAfee also boasts of a backup plan where has got his hands of classifieds government files about corrupt officials, and if he is not left alone he would start revealing the names.
“I’ll begin with a corrupt CIA agent and two Bahamian officials — If I’m arrested or disappear, 31+ terabytes of incriminating data will be released to the press,”
John McAfee is living one adventurous life, where he has gone from a billionaire living a lavish life to a Presidential candidate living in exile to evade the arrest from IRS for tax theft. The collision between a multi-billion business tycoon with the authorities brings out a very dark and ignored prospect of our time, “taxation is theft”.And if you bluntly telling the authorities that you are not bowing down to their aristocracies, no matter even if you are a resourceful billionaire, the authority would go to any length to silence you.
McAfee acknowledged his faults but maintained that his behavior is purely against the corrupts sitting in power protected by other bigger corrupts. McAfee says that all he wants to do is keep his hard-earned money.
“My entire life has been fighting and running from corruption. We are in a sunny tropical country, surrounded by ocean, singing, dancing and drinking Mojitos — Please do not extricate me from this. Moreover, after having to “mud wrestle the Bahamian Police Commissioner along with dodging assassins,”
It will be interesting to see who all feature in the list of names which McAfee claims to reveal on Friday.
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