Tuesday, December 04, 2012

John McAfee now in Guatemala; plans press conference for Wednesday

Vice Magazine, which has been accompanying security software pioneer John McAfee as he continued his time on the run, has updated its information on him. As suspected due to GPS data embedded in the magazine's image from yesterday, McAfee is in Guatemala.

Although McAfee claimed in a blog post that he had altered the GPS data in the image, it doesn't appear that really happened, as the data said he was in Guatemala, and Tuesday's story said he was in Guatemala City, the capitol of the country.

McAfee also updated his blog, indicating that Monday's posts were misdirection. If all goes well, he stated, he plans to hold a press conference on Wednesday.

Guerra has agreed to provide legal services for McAfee. McAfee thanked him, and apologized for -- if he marries Sam, as he plans -- adding a potential criminal to the family.
I’ve been on the run for three weeks. I crossed the border into Guatemala with the reporters from VICE and your niece. We have passports, but we have no entry stamps into Guatemala or exit stamps from Belize. I need a lawyer, sir.

I have known Samantha for a year and a half. She is a remarkable young woman. I love her very much and we are getting married. Unfortunately you will have a potential criminal in the family. My apologies for that, and I will do the best I can to make it up to you.
Guerra chuckled at that.

McAfee fears for his life. Belize authorities say they want him as a person of interest in the Nov. 11 shooting of Gregory Faull, a neighbor of McAfee’s and a fellow ex-patriot. Faull was found dead in his home near San Pedro, on the Caribbean island of Ambergris Caye.

Faull's death, it seems, made McAfee a person of interest because on Nov. 9, McAfee told authorities that four of his dogs had been poisoned. Those canines had been a source of antagonism between McAfee and Faull, based on arguments about the dogs' barking and aggressive behavior.

McAfee had said he is afraid of the motives of the Belize officials. He claims that the government wants to kill him because he refused to pay a bribe to certain officials.

Vice has also uploaded a snippet of video from McAfee's life on the run (embedded).

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