On another hand, prosecutors have also accused McAfee and his team of promoting the assets of cryptocurrency startups on Twitter without disclosing to investors that they were being paid to do so. Through this particular scheme, McAfee and his team allegedly pocketed over US$11 million (~RM45.1 million).
In 1987, McAfee founded McAfee Associates, the company that famously produces antivirus software, but resigned in 1994. Intel then bought the firm in 2011 before spun it off in 2017 but despite all that, McAfee the company and its products still bear the name of McAfee the man until today even though he no longer works for the firm for more than two decades.
The new cryptocurrency indictment is just the latest addition to a long list of controversy under John McAfee’s name which include a murder case and several attempts to become the U.S president. He is currently being held in Spain while waiting to be extradited to the U.S for tax evasion.