Monday, December 10, 2012

John McAfee sells his life story, still awaits possible extradition

The story of security software John McAfee and his time on the run sounds like a TV movie, and it may just end up being one. McAfee, who is still wanted by police in Belize in connection with the November killing of fellow U.S. expatriate Gregory Faull, has sold the rights to his official life story for an undisclosed sum of money.

It already even has a tentative title. McAfee's life story will be called “Running in the Background: The True story of John McAfee.” The deal was announced on Monday.

Fran├žois Garcia, CEO and co-founder of Impact Future Media, said the following in a statement posted to the company’s website:
We are very excited about working with John McAfee, on this initiative. Mr. McAfee has entrusted us with his life story, and that is a responsibility we take very seriously. We will work tirelessly to make certain that his story is shared with the proper industry partners.
Still held in a Guatemalan detention center, McAfee facese extradition back Belize. He has said he questions their motives, and has stated that he feels his life is in danger because he refused to pay off certain officials -- not because of any crime he committed.

The security software legend, who founded the software company, now a division of Intel, that bears his name, told reporters on Sunday that he wants to return to the United States and "settle down to whatever normal life" he can.

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McAfee thanked Impact Future Media in a statement posted on their website.
My most heartfelt thank you goes to Impact Future Media and CartoonMonkey Studio. Their dedication to the truth is very uncommon in the world Impact Future Media live in today. I am now, and will always be grateful to their organizations.
McAfee has even more reason to thank Impact Future Media. The company was working as his defacto PR arm, even as he made his way from Belize to Guatemala.

Brian Fitzgerald claimed to have been retained by McAfee approximately four weeks ago, when the tale of murder and a life on the run began in Belize.

While McAfee remains in custody, he has some time before any extradition can take place.  His lawyers are reported to have filed numerous appeals, which will at least slot the process down.

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