McAfee's New Plan: Go to US
Anti-virus pioneer fighting extradition to Belize
By Evann Gastaldo, Newser Staff
Posted Dec 10, 2012 7:37 AM CST
In this Dec. 4, 2012, file photo, software company founder John McAfee listens to a question during an interview at a local restaurant in Guatemala City.   (AP Photo/Moises Castillo, File)

(Newser) – John McAfee's request for political asylum in Guatemala was rejected, so he has a new plan: Return to the United States. "America is my home. It’s where I was raised," he said last night during an online press conference. "I simply would like to live comfortably, day by day, fish, swim, enjoy my declining years." For now, he is appealing Guatemala's rejection, USA Today reports. That means it will be at least 30 days before he can be extradited back to Belize, where he is wanted for questioning in the murder of a neighbor, AFP reports.

The anti-virus pioneer last night also outright denied any involvement: "Let me be clear: I had absolutely nothing to do with the murder," McAfee said. He believes the Belize government is actually upset with him because he has publicly accused it of corruption. "The issues I'm discussing are hurting the government, hurting tourism," he said. "There is no hope for my life if I ever return to Belize.'' As for his recent hospital stay, he said he was simply lightheaded due to dehydration and a lack of food, and passed out. "I am fine now," he said.

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JoeQ
Dec 10, 2012 12:44 PM CST
It'll be interesting to see if it all did start as a shakedown gone bad.
right2dave
Dec 10, 2012 8:15 AM CST
Canada will take anyone!