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John McAfee, antivirus software creator, charged with cheating investors over cryptocurrency scheme – ABC News

The antivirus software entrepreneur is indicted on fraud and money laundering conspiracy charges alleging that he and cohorts made more than $16.9 million by fooling…

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Antivirus software entrepreneur John McAfee has been indicted on fraud and money laundering conspiracy charges alleging that he and cohorts made more than $US13 million ($16.9 million) by fooling investors zealous over the emerging cryptocurrency market.

  • Prosecutors allege John McAfee used his Twitter account to tout various cryptocurrencies using misleading statements
  • Mr McAfee is detained in Spain on separate charges
  • He was charged with evading taxes in October

Mr McAfee, 75, was charged in a newly…

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