Saturday, May 26, 2012

John McAfee on the Run from authorities in Belize Accused of running a Meth Lab

He was the man who made millions by creating one of the world's most successful internet security firms.

John McAfee - co-founder of McAfee - had for many years enjoyed the lavish trappings of wealth afforded by his $100m fortune.

But, in an extraordinary fall from grace, the 66-year-old is today in hiding in Belize after his home was raided for allegedly harbouring illegal drugs and weapons and - according to authorities - running a 'meth lab'.

The arrest is the culmination of a bizarre new chapter in the life of the former multimillionaire who fled the U.S. after the fortune he made from his internet security software was in danger of being wiped out by a series of lawsuits and the financial crash.

The tattooed tycoon - born in Britain and raised in the U.S. - had tried to build a new life by starting an antibiotics firm in the tiny Central American country and is rumoured to have set up home with a 17-year-old girl.

The age of consent in Belize is 16-years-old for both sexes.

But earlier this month his new venture fell apart when he was arrested because he - he claims - he refused to donate money to a local politician. Read More