Software guru McAfee wants to return to United States

December 10, 2012

Software guru McAfee wants to return to United States

software guru John McAfee, the fight against deportation from Guatemala to Belize to questions about the murder of a neighbor’s face, said Saturday that he wants to return to the United States.

“My goal is to return to the United States as soon as possible,” McAfee, 67, said in a telephone interview with Reuters the installation of immigration where it is held for illegally crossing the border with Guatemala in 20 years girlfriend.

“I wish I could just pack my bags and go to Miami,” said McAfee. “I do not think you understand the political situation. I’m a disgrace to the Guatemalan government and I’m compromising their relationship with Belize.”

two neighboring countries of Central America are locked in a decades-long territorial dispute in 2013, voters in a referendum to decide how to proceed.

In response to comments from McAfee, a spokesman for the U.S. State Department said U.S. citizens abroad are subject to local laws. Officials can ensure that they are “treated well in this context,” she said.

Wednesday Guatemalan authorities arrested McAfee in a hotel in Guatemala City, where he was locked up with his girlfriend of Belize.

Silicon Valley millionaire former is wanted for questioning by the authorities of Belize, who say that it is a “person of interest” in the murder of fellow Gregory Faull, adjacent to the McAfee Caribbean island of Ambergris Caye.

The two sometimes argue, more unruly dogs McAfee. Belize authorities say it is not the main suspect in the investigation.

Guatemala rejected asylum McAfee Thursday. His lawyers subsequently filed several appeals to his deportation to block. They say it could take months for the problem to solve.

software developer has withdrawn Belize authorities for almost four weeks and has recorded his life on the run in his blog,

McAfee says that governments will kill him if he runs for questioning. He denied any role in the murder and Faull said he is persecuted by the ruling party of Belize for refusing to $ 2 million in bribes to pay.

Prime Minister of Belize

rejected the proposal, calling McAfee paranoid “Bonkers.


After making millions with the anti-virus software, that his name bears, McAfee later lost a large part of his fortune. During the past four years, he lived in semi-seclusion in Belize.

McAfee Associates began in 1980, but left shortly after taking it public. McAfee now no relationship with the company, which was later sold to Intel Corp.

hours after his arrest, McAfee was transported to the hospital for what his lawyer said were two mild heart attacks. Later he said that the problem was stress. McAfee said he fainted after several days of heavy smoking, poor diet, and press the head against a wall.

He told Reuters that he no longer has access to the internet and gave the management of his blog to friends in Seattle, Washington. Saturday , she began a series of files that detail the corruption claims of Belize to publish.

The residents and neighbors in Belize

said eccentric entrepreneur technology, which is covered with tribal tattoos and maintaining an entourage of bodyguards and young women of the island seemed unstable in recent months.

Police raided the house in April

Belize, suspected that he was responsible for a laboratory to drug trafficking. There was a case against him for possession of illegal firearms .

McAfee says the charges are an attempt to capture him.

“The People say I’m crazy and paranoid, but it’s hard for people to understand what happened to me,” said he. “It is so rare, so out of the ordinary.”