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Wed Dec 5, 2012, 10:07 PM

Software guru John McAfee arrested in Guatemala: interior minister

Source: Reuters


GUATEMALA CITY, Dec 5 (Reuters) - Anti-virus software guru John McAfee was arrested by Guatemalan police on Wednesday, for illegally entering the country, interior minister Mauricio Lopez Bonilla said.

McAfee crossed into Guatemala to evade authorities in Belize who want to question him in connection with the murder of his neighbor. There is no international arrest warrant for McAfee.

Read more: http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/12/06/us-belize-mcafee-arrest-idUSBRE8B504H20121206



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John McAfee Arrested: Antivirus Software Magnate Reportedly Detained By Guatemala Police
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/12/05/john-mcafee-arrested-guatemala_n_2248392.html

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Reply Software guru John McAfee arrested in Guatemala: interior minister (Original post)
Tx4obama Dec 2012 OP
Xipe Totec Dec 2012 #1
struggle4progress Dec 2012 #2
SHRED Dec 2012 #3
Buzz Clik Dec 2012 #4
goclark Dec 2012 #12
awoke_in_2003 Dec 2012 #5
Tx4obama Dec 2012 #6
Judi Lynn Dec 2012 #7
struggle4progress Dec 2012 #11
ellisonz Dec 2012 #8
Ichingcarpenter Dec 2012 #9
fasttense Dec 2012 #10
struggle4progress Dec 2012 #13
struggle4progress Dec 2012 #14
struggle4progress Dec 2012 #15
struggle4progress Dec 2012 #16

Response to Tx4obama (Original post)

Wed Dec 5, 2012, 10:08 PM

1. A sad end-game to a brilliant opening gambit. nt

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Response to Tx4obama (Original post)

Wed Dec 5, 2012, 10:33 PM

2. It is been sorta soundin like Johnny boy is tooked a few too many drugs

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Response to Tx4obama (Original post)

Wed Dec 5, 2012, 10:49 PM

3. He needs to be arrested for his shitty bloatware...


...and the lost production millions of PC's suffered as a consequence.

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Response to SHRED (Reply #3)

Wed Dec 5, 2012, 10:59 PM

4. The Guatemalans are probably super pissed because ...

... his goddamned anti-virus software sucks up every bit of your computer resources to run. I'd rather have a thousand viruses.

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Response to Buzz Clik (Reply #4)

Thu Dec 6, 2012, 01:43 PM

12. My tech took me off of it


Hr said the same thing you said, " sucks up resources etc.)

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Response to Tx4obama (Original post)

Wed Dec 5, 2012, 10:59 PM

5. Guess the virus was quarantined. nt

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Response to Tx4obama (Original post)

Thu Dec 6, 2012, 02:56 AM

6. Kick! n/t

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Response to Tx4obama (Original post)

Thu Dec 6, 2012, 03:02 AM

7. Guatemala Could Deport John McAfee Back to Belize

Guatemala Could Deport John McAfee Back to Belize
By MATT GUTMAN (@mattgutmanABC)
GUATEMALA CITY, Dec. 6, 2012

Software anti virus pioneer John McAfee is in the process of being deported to Belize after he was arrested in Guatemala for entering the country illegally, his attorney told ABC News early Thursday.

ABC News has learned that John McAfee is scheduled to be deported to Belize later this morning. But a judge could stay the ruling if it is determined McAfee's life is threatened by being in Belizean custody, as McAfee has claimed over the past several weeks.

Just hours before McAfee's arrest, he told ABC News in an exclusive interview Wednesday he would be seeking asylum in Guatemala. McAfee was arrested by the Central American country's immigration police and not the national police, said his attorney, who was confident his client would be released within hours.

"Thank God I am in a place where there is some sanity," said McAfee, 67, before his arrest. "I chose Guatemala carefully."

More:
http://abcnews.go.com/International/guatemala-deport-john-mcafee-back-belize/story?id=17890926

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Response to Judi Lynn (Reply #7)

Thu Dec 6, 2012, 12:54 PM

11. Software founder McAfee denied asylum in Guatemala, Belize police say they expect him soon

Published December 06, 2012
Associated Press



GUATEMALA CITY – A lawyer for software company founder John McAfee says he has been denied political asylum in Guatemala, paving the way for his deportation to Belize.

Police in Belize, where McAfee is sought for questioning in connection with the killing of a fellow U.S. expatriate, say they expect him to be returned shortly.

Attorney Karla Paz told The Associated Press on Thursday that Guatemalan authorities had informed McAfee's team that his request had been denied. McAfee was in a Guatemalan immigration detention center after his arrest for illegally entering the country ended a bizarre weekslong journey as a self-styled fugitive with an active blog and constant contact with the press.

Belizean police spokesman Raphael Martinez said officials expected McAfee to be flown back to the capital ...

http://www.foxnews.com/world/2012/12/06/software-founder-mcafee-denied-asylum-in-guatemala-belize-police-say-expect-him/

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Response to Tx4obama (Original post)

Thu Dec 6, 2012, 04:04 AM

8. He's not exactly sane.

But I wouldn't describe the police in Belize as exactly transparent...and I don't think he did it (no good motive).

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Response to Tx4obama (Original post)

Thu Dec 6, 2012, 05:40 AM

9. Does he get a 21 day free trial?

and will it work on a Mac?

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Response to Tx4obama (Original post)

Thu Dec 6, 2012, 06:44 AM

10. His really awful not so anti-virus software

allowed some of the nastiest viruses on to my computer and then his crappy IT assistants out of India wanted me to pay them $120 (double the initial cost of the software) to get the viruses off. What a scam.

I got a local computer guy to clean it up for $50, and he informed me he had to report the viruses to the FBI cyber crime unit. I will never use Mcrappy software ever again.

Besides that, I suspect he did murder his neighbor, otherwise why run?

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Response to Tx4obama (Original post)

Thu Dec 6, 2012, 06:48 PM

13. John McAfee Suffers Heart Attack While Jailed in Guatemala

Published December 06, 2012
Fox News Latino

... "Several news agencies are reporting that John McAfee has been taken to a Guatemala City hospital after suffering a possible heart attack," his blog said. "We have no news on his status at this time."

McAfee had spent the day in jail blogging. The anti-virus guru was denied political asylum in Guatemala on Thursday and police in Belize said they expected him to be flown back soon for questioning about the killing of a fellow American expatriate ...

http://latino.foxnews.com/latino/news/2012/12/06/john-mcafee-suffers-heart-attack-while-jailed-guatemala/

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Response to Tx4obama (Original post)

Thu Dec 6, 2012, 06:50 PM

14. McAfee rushed to hospital after losing asylum bid

AFP Updated December 7, 2012, 7:18 am

GUATEMALA CITY (AFP) - Guatemala refused Thursday to grant asylum to US anti-virus software pioneer John McAfee and said he would be deported back to Belize to answer questions over his neighbor's murder.

Shortly after learning his fate, McAfee was rushed to hospital from his jail cell in Guatemala City, with one lawyer saying he had suffered two mild heart attacks and another describing "heart problems" and chest pains.

It was the latest dramatic twist to the incredible saga surrounding the Silicon Valley legend whose thrill-seeker life reportedly descended into out-of-control hedonism centered on experimental drugs and prostitutes.

McAfee's neighbor on the palm-fringed Belize island of Ambergris Caye, 52-year-old Florida expat Gregory Faull, was discovered on November 11 by his housekeeper with a 9-mm slug in his head, lying in a pool of his own blood ...

http://au.news.yahoo.com/thewest/business/a/-/tech/15570444/mcafee-rushed-to-hospital-after-losing-asylum-bid/

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Response to Tx4obama (Original post)

Thu Dec 6, 2012, 06:53 PM

15. Internet Mogul McAfee in Guatemala Hospital After Asylum Denied

... Guatemalan media showed McAfee, 67, being carried on a stretcher from an immigration center, where he had been detained for illegally entering the country this week. A post on McAfee’s blog urged supporters to e-mail Guatemala’s president, without providing details. Raphael Martinez, a spokesman for Belize’s National Security Ministry, said it’s unclear if McAfee will be sent back to the neighboring country today ...

McAfee and his 20-year-old Belizean girlfriend fled Belize to meet with a lawyer in the capital Guatemala City, where he requested political asylum for fear of persecution by police. President Perez Molina told reporters today that Guatemala refused the request, the Associated Press reported. Efforts by Bloomberg News to reach McAfee’s attorney today were unsuccessful and Guatemalan police officials were not immediately available ...

McAfee relocated to Belize in 2008 after his $100 million fortune was reduced to $4 million following a series of failed investments in property, real estate and bonds at Lehman Brothers Holdings Inc., according to a 2009 article in the New York Times ...

U.S. officials met with McAfee today and will ensure that he receives any needed medical care, a State Department spokeswoman, who asked not to be identified, said in a phone interview ...

http://www.businessweek.com/news/2012-12-06/internet-mogul-mcafee-in-guatemala-hospital-after-asylum-denied

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Response to Tx4obama (Original post)

Thu Dec 6, 2012, 07:21 PM

16. Software guru McAfee did not have heart attack: lawyer

Reuters

5:56 p.m. CST, December 6, 2012

GUATEMALA CITY (Reuters) - Software pioneer John McAfee did not have a heart attack in Guatemala as originally thought, but is suffering from stress and hypertension, his lawyer Telesforo Guerra said on Thursday.

"He never had a heart attack. Nothing like that," Guerra said in Guatemala City. "I'm not a doctor. I'm just telling you what the doctors told me. He was suffering from stress, hypertension and tachycardia (an abnormally rapid heartbeat)."

After being rushed to a hospital in an ambulance on Thursday, McAfee, 67, was later spirited out of the building out of sight of reporters and into a police patrol car, Guerra said ...

http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/sns-rt-us-belize-mcafee-stressbre8b51mw-20121206,0,3634419.story

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