Antivirus Software Mogul McAfee Wanted By Police
John McAfee, founder of online security product line McAfee Security, is in hiding in Belize wanted for murder, according to a report.
McAfee is wanted for "allegedly" killing American expatriate Gregory Faull, a neighbor and a long time rival who was found dead at his home on the island of Ambergris Caye in Belize on Sunday morning.
It was reported that McAfee has had run-ins with the local Belize authorities before. In April, the Gang Suppresion Unit raided one of his businesses looking for drugs and guns. They seized some arms, but McAfee claims they were legally held. He later said he was being victimized for refusing to give money to a local politician.
It appears that since the year 2010 he has been posting online about his attempts to purify the drug called "bath salts," a drug not to be confused with bathing products of the same name. McAfee also claims that he's gotten mixed up with Belizean gangsters and that there had been "in the last year alone, eleven attempts to kidnap or kill me."
McAfee is not only worried about the Belize authorities, though. He also fears that the murderers may have gotten the wrong man and that he was really the target.
McAfee is believed to be still hiding out somewhere in Belize. There are also mixed reports whether he's really wanted for murder or just for questioning.