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Cryptocurrency proponent John McAfee revealed that the IRS has convened a grand jury to charge him, his wife, and four of his campaign workers, with ‘unspecified’ crimes of felonious nature.
McAfee, who’s campaigning for the 2020 US Presidency will continue to do so ‘in exile’. Although the IRS have not revealed details of the charges, it is understood they relate to several millions of dollars in unpaid taxes backdated to 2010.
McAfee vowed to be on the run for as long as it takes, and issued a rallying cry for support from the cryptocurrency world.
“They want to silence me. I will not allow that . I am running my campaign from this boat for the duration I will not allow them to imprison me and shut my voice down which they will do immediately. Why? Because I am a flight risk – I am in flight. Today, crypto community, we are at war and I am on the front lines.”
Bear in mind that McAfee was very blustery so there’s a real non-zero chance there are no charges, and that McAfee – a loose cannon and notorious publicity hound who is running for president in 2020 as he did in 2016, and has an upcoming movie (in which he’ll be played by Michael Keaton) – might be playing up whatever he’s going through or fabricating it completely.
Video Announcement About the Tax Evasion
The anti-governmento-anarchist millionaire who made his millions from anti-virus software in the 1990s and was an early investor in cryptocurrency, John McAfee filmed his video announcement about the tax evasion charges from a boat with two U.S. flags ironically flowing in the breeze behind him as he explained the charges he and his wife face for tax evasion.
Last year in June, McAfeesaid said that he is believed to be the most powerful social media influencer in the sphere of cryptocurrencies. McAfee’s Twitter account is really unique in the crypto world. According to McAfee, he promotes only those services and products that are truly trustworthy and that he absolutely believes in. One his tweet promoting ICOs costs $105,000.
The bizarre John McAfee, who promised he will “eat my d–k” if the bitcoin price fails to achieve 1 million by 2020, reacted to the warning by SEC with the following post on his Tweeter:
“Due to SEC threats, I am no longer working with ICOs nor am I recommending them, and those doing ICOs can all look forward to arrest. It is unjust but it is reality,” he wrote. “I am writing an article on an equivalent alter
In 1987, he founded the software company McAfee Associates. He is also a political activist who sought the Libertarian Party nomination for President of the United States in the 2016 election, losing to former New Mexico governor Gary Johnson.
As for the elections of 2020, John McAfee is planning to use the run in order to promote the rights of the crypto-currency community.
But for now, McAfee said:
“I have not paid taxes for eight years, I’ve made no secret of it. I have not filed returns. Every year, I tell the IRS, I’m not filing a return. I have no intention of doing so, come and find me.”
The controversial cryptocurrency community figure claims he will run his campaign from his boat on international waters. John McAfee claims he will use proxies on US territory, as well as representatives in major cities. Cryptocurrencies will be at the forefront of his campaign.
McAfee’s political views align with more of a libertarian view, in which he believes the government should have little power or be completely non-existent. In his mind, cryptocurrencies have the power to do this.