McAfee Antivirus software guru John McAfee has been arrested for illegally entering Guatemala, so saiys interior minister Mauricio Lopez Bonilla. He was arrested yesterday.
According to reports, McAfee made it clear on Tuesday that he was going to enter Guatemala to seek political asylum.
‘I have no plans much for the future now. The reason I chose Guatemala is two-fold,’ McAfee told Reuters by telephone from Guatemala’s Supreme Court, flanked by his lawyer, former attorney general and lawyer Telesforo Guerra.
‘It is a country bordering Belize, it is a country that understands the corruption within Belize and most importantly, the former attorney general of the country is Samantha (his girlfriend)’s uncle and I knew that he would assist us with legal proceedings.’
In case you don’t know, McAfee is wanted by police in Belize in connection to the murder of an American expatriate and his neighbor. He has claimed it is all political witch-hunting, and has vowed to continue running.