Guatemala to deport McAfee to U.S., says report

Detained in Guatemala last week after illegally crossing the border from Belize, software millionaire turned fugitive John McAfee will head to Florida, according to a report.

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After weeks of running from authorities in Belize, tech businessman turned fugitive John McAfee will come back to the United States, Reuters reported today.

Update, 4:30 p.m. PT: McAfee has landed in the U.S., according to the Associated Press.

McAfee was detained in Guatemala last week after illegally crossing over the border from Belize, and the Guatemalan government has decided to deport him to the U.S., an immigration official told Reuters.

McAfee told Bloomberg TV that he was "being expelled" from Guatemala and was headed to Miami.

A judge reportedly approved McAfee's release on Tuesday , after Guatemalan officials denied McAfee's request for political asylum. Following the rejection, McAfee said he would like to return to the U.S.

The antivirus pioneer, who founded the security company McAfee, was living in Belize, where police sought him for questioning after his neighbor Gregory Faull was discovered shot dead.

McAfee has publicly stated his innocence in his blog, which he has been updating frequently while on the run and while detained.

 

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