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Wed Dec 12, 2012, 04:40 PM

John McAfee deported to US after week spent in Guatemalan detention

Source: the guardian

John McAfee's wish to return to the United States appears to have been granted after officials in Guatemala said the eccentric software pioneer would be deported to his home country.

McAfee fled to Guatemala from Belize after being named as a person of interest in the murder of a neighbor and fellow expatriate in Belize, Gregory Faull.

After spending three weeks on the run and slipping across the border into Guatemala, he was detained in Guatemala City where he has been held for the past week on immigration violations.

An immigration official in Guatemala said McAfee was scheduled to leave for the United States on a Wednesday afternoon flight. "Complying with migration law, John McAfee is to be deported to his country of origin," Guatemala immigration office spokesman Fernado Lucero told Reuters.

Read more: http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2012/dec/12/john-mcafee-deported-us-guatemala

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alp227 Dec 2012 OP
groundloop Dec 2012 #1
dipsydoodle Dec 2012 #2
99th_Monkey Dec 2012 #3
marble falls Dec 2012 #4
struggle4progress Dec 2012 #6
struggle4progress Dec 2012 #5
struggle4progress Dec 2012 #7
Ash_F Dec 2012 #8

Response to alp227 (Original post)

Wed Dec 12, 2012, 05:11 PM

1. I hope that doesn't mean we'll be saddled with more of his crappy software !!!


Seriously, will we be deporting him to stand trial in Belize?

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Response to alp227 (Original post)

Wed Dec 12, 2012, 05:26 PM

2. Already gone

A Reuters witness saw McAfee's plane bound for Miami leaving Guatemala City just before 3:40 p.m. (9:40 p.m. British time). The flight is scheduled to arrive in Miami at 7:10 p.m. (12:10 a.m. British time Thursday).

http://uk.reuters.com/article/2012/12/12/uk-belize-mcafee-idUKBRE8BB1J120121212

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Response to alp227 (Original post)

Wed Dec 12, 2012, 05:39 PM

3. I wonder how much Mr. McKafee had to bribe local officials to get deported. ~nt

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Response to alp227 (Original post)

Wed Dec 12, 2012, 07:22 PM

4. Maybe the US doesn't want him teaching stuff in prison or telling the press or an open court any ...

anything he knows about privacy, internet security and the government and Homeland Security and the Patriot Act.

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Response to marble falls (Reply #4)

Wed Dec 12, 2012, 10:41 PM

6. or mebbe he's just bonkers

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Response to alp227 (Original post)

Wed Dec 12, 2012, 10:38 PM

5. Mystery follows McAfee to Miami

By Adriana Hauser and Joe Sutton, CNN
updated 10:03 PM EST, Wed December 12, 2012

Miami (CNN) -- After weeks on the run and days in immigration detention, American technology pioneer John McAfee arrived in Miami on Wednesday ...

Reached at the boutique Beacon Hotel, the 67-year-old antivirus software company founder declined to comment on his plans and told CNN he was concerned about his girlfriend. He said they were separated when immigration authorities expelled him from Guatemala on Wednesday. A post on McAfee's website later asked the media for privacy.

For the past week week, McAfee waged a public battle, requesting an asylum in Guatemala and arguing that police in Belize were persecuting him.

That chapter of McAfee's saga ended when police escorted McAfee to an airport in Guatemala City after immigration authorities expelled him ...

http://www.cnn.com/2012/12/12/world/americas/guatemala-mcafee/?hpt=hp_t3

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Response to alp227 (Original post)

Thu Dec 13, 2012, 05:30 PM

7. Family of man killed in Belize says McAfee should be questioned

By Zachary Fagenson and Barbara Liston
MIAMI BEACH/ORLANDO, Florida | Thu Dec 13, 2012 4:59pm EST

(Reuters) - U.S. software pioneer John McAfee signed autographs and posed for photos in Miami Beach on Thursday while the family of his murdered neighbor questioned why the eccentric millionaire would not answer police questions about the killing in Belize.

McAfee, 67, went into hiding after his American neighbor Gregory Faull was fatally shot in November in the Central American country. He made his way secretly to Guatemala but the authorities there deported him to Miami on Wednesday.

"I'm shocked by this ... he's running around footloose and fancy-free in Miami. How in the world can that be?" William Keeney, Faull's stepfather, told Reuters on Thursday ...

http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/12/13/us-usa-mcafee-idUSBRE8BC19E20121213

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Response to alp227 (Original post)

Thu Dec 13, 2012, 05:36 PM

8. How's the relationship between Belize and Guatemala?

Seems odd they would let him go knowing he was a murder suspect.

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