Presidential aspirant and virus software heavyweight, John McAfee, bolts from the US to evade tax fraud charges; will be ‘leaving in exile’ on a boat, given the moniker ‘Freedom Boat’, for two years
On Tuesday, McAfee states he is on the run due to felony charges brought about by the Internal Revenue Services. He tells that a Tennessee grand jury will indict him with tax evasion. In a Twitter video, he gives an account of his ordeal saying the allegation brought to him by the Tennessee court is for using cryptocurrencies for wrongdoing.
The four constituents of his 2020 presidential run, and his wife, Janice, is also charged with ‘unspecified’ charges criminal in nature.
McAfee did not divulge his whereabouts, but it is hypothesized, from the photos he tweeted this week, that he might be sailing for Venezuela. He plans to remain on his boat for 24 months.
During the beginning of January, McAfee tweeted he objects to paying government taxes; saying he is a target for the IRS. He views taxation as illegal, indicating he paid millions of dollars for abysmal services.
For the computer programmer, cryptocurrencies, particularly privacy coins, will sidestep the state and release citizens from ‘the yoke of currency controlled by governments’. With privacy coins, governments cannot collect taxes.
On 22 January 2019, McAfee relays he will release campaign videos from his boat every day while on the run. The computer programmer and McAfee Associates Founder implies that in his self-imposed exile, authorities cannot officially charge him.
McAfee is a vocal cryptocurrency proponent. On 22 November 2018, he advised the community for calm in the face of the bear market.