Big talker John McAfee, who may or may not be abusing meth but who has got some pressing concerns about the government of Belize being out to get him, is now in Miami after getting deported from Guatemala, where he was seeking asylum. McAfee, 67, is wanted for questioning in the November 11 murder of a neighbor on the Belizean island of Ambergris Caye. As ABC7 puts it, he's not talking at all about the murder, but "he is talking."
McAfee also showed up in Miami waving a wad of five-dollar bills that he said was "dropped off" by a "stranger." According to recent blog posts, his immediate goal is getting his two girlfriends, ages 20 and 17, out of Belize and to the United States.
Since the murder occurred, McAfee has been blogging prolifically about being on the lam, and then about being in a Guatemalan prison, and he denies having anything to do with the murder of American expat neighbor, Gregory Viant Faull. The trouble is, he may have had motive McAfee and Faull had feuded over McAfee's dogs, who had been a nuisance, and the dogs were recently poisoned and killed not long before Faull turned up dead.
McAfee's last run-in with Belize authorities was in April, when they raided his home in Orange Walk Town where he was living with a 17-year-old suspected prostitute. He was arrested under suspicion of manufacturing and possessing crystal meth and possessing an unlicensed firearm, but was released without being charged.
Presently, there are no murder charges against him, and no outstanding warrant for his arrest, so U.S. authorities are leaving him be as he figures himself out in a Miami Beach hotel.
McAfee made his millions off his pioneering, namesake anti-virus software, which he developed out of a company started in his Santa Clara home in 1989. He's lived in Belize for a number of years, and it's unclear whether he is in fact broke, as he says, or still very rich.