Thursday, December 13, 2012

John McAfee returns to the U.S., unconcerned with clearing name, but with retrieving both girlfriends from Belize

John McAfee has returned to America, but -- as he said -- he is now penniless, having left his fortune back in Belize.

Since early November, McAfee was on the run from authorities in Belize, after the murder of a neighbor, fellow ex-pat Gregory Faull. Eventually, he and his 20-year-old girlfriend Samantha ended up in Guatemala, where he was arrested for crossing the border illegally. At first it seemed he would be returned to Belize, but instead the authorities had him expelled to Miami.

McAfee claims officials in Belize wish to harm him, because he failed to pay a required bribe. U.S. authorities won't force him to return to Belize for questioning because he is only listed as a person of interest, not as a suspect in a case.

The U.S - Belize extradition treaty only covers actual suspects or people who are charged with a crime, neither of which fits McAfee's case.

McAfee, once a multi-millionaire as a result of the security software company that bears his name, says he is now broke. "I have nothing now," McAfee said, adding "I've got a pair of clothes and shoes, my friend dropped off some cash."

He claims to have about $20 million in investments and about 15 properties in Belize.

Forced to leave Samantha when he was forced onto a plane abound for the U.S., McAfee isn't as concerned with clearing his name, but rather in getting her out of Belize. Apparently, he's not into monogamy: it's reported that he also has a 17-year-old girlfriend, as well.

What isn't clear, though, is what McAfee will do now, or how he'll support himself, although he has already sold the rights to his life story to Impact Future Media for an undisclosed sum.

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