Spanish High Court Authorizes Extradition of John McAfee to the US: Report

The software magnate was arrested in October in Barcelona.

Jun 23, 2021 at 3:35 p.m. UTC
Updated Sep 14, 2021 at 1:15 p.m. UTC

The Spanish High Court authorized the extradition of John McAfee, a software magnate-turned-crypto-bull, to the U.S. where he faces tax fraud charges, according to a Reuters report.

  • McAfee, 75, was arrested at Barcelona's airport in October on allegations of tax evasion, according to the U.S. Department of Justice.
  • McAfee said during an extradition hearing this month that accusations against him were politically motivated.
  • Spanish prosecutor Carlos Bautista called McAfee a tax dodger and dismissed the allegation of political motivation, Reuters said.
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