Breaking: John McAfee flees US after being charged with felonies by IRS

22 Jan, 2019 | Updated: 25 Jan, 2019
by Joeri Cant
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Breaking: John McAfee flees US after being charged with felonies by IRS

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.'

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'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.'

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.

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.

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