Controversial die-hard crypto enthusiast, John McAfee, is apparently fleeing the United States and living in exile, after being charged with felonies by the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) via a grand jury in Tennessee.
The infamous anti-virus programmer tweeted to his 890K Twitter followers in a two-minute Twitter video that he himself, his wife and four of his campaign workers were charged with felonies by the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) via a grand jury in Tennessee.
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'I have not paid taxes for eight years. I have made no secret of it' he said.
'Today, Jan. 22, the IRS has convened a grand jury in the state of Tennessee to charge myself, my wife, Mrs. McAfee, four of my campaign workers with unspecified IRS crimes of a felonious nature.'
'They want to silence me. I will not allow that.'
'I am running my campaign in exile on this boat for the duration. I will not allow them to imprison me and shut my voice down, which they will do immediately. Why? I am a flight risk. Obviously, I am in flight…'
'Today, crypto community, we are at war, and I am on the frontlines.'
The McAfee 2020 Campaign is, as of this day, in exile. I am being charged with using Crypto Cuttencies in criminal acts against the U. S. Government. More videos coming shortly. Stay tuned. pic.twitter.com/C75zcbnKTD— John McAfee (@officialmcafee) January 22, 2019
McAfee adnmitted on multiple occasions that he had not paid his taxes in eight years, nor that he had filed any returns, despite presumably making large amounts of money.
Based on his recent tweets, McAfee seems to be on his way to Venezuela.
The flybridge on our boat makes it the tallest boat in the Atlantis Marina. One of our shephars, Axel, has taken charge of the aft deck docking station. He's waiting, i think, until we disembark for Venezuela in 4 hours at which time he and the other pups are hijacking the boat. pic.twitter.com/BoaCMUZASK— John McAfee (@officialmcafee) January 22, 2019
McAfee is confident that he will continue to run his presidential campaign while in exile. As long as he is not convicted of charges by the IRS, he can continue to run.
Even though it might turn out to be difficult to participate to the presidential debates.