Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Guatemala Deports John McAfee to U.S.; Heads for Miami FL

John McAfee at Aurora international airport
in Guatemala City, December 12, 2012 (Photo: AFP)
Dec. 12, 2012 - The Guatemalan government has released anti-virus mogul and former fugitive John McAfee and allowed him to return to the United States. A late report by The Atlantic Wire, updated at 4:12 p.m EST, says that McAfee "just boarded a plane to Miami." If that is correct, then McAfee is aboard a plane right now (at 5:55 p.m. ET).

McAfee was wanted in neighboring Belize as a person of interest in the shooting death of Gregory Faull, a fellow American expat who lived next door to him. McAfee went on the run, eluding authorities for more than a month. He was eventually detained on December 5 by Interpol agents in Guatemala City.

A judge in Guatemala ordered McAfee's release yesterday, ruling that he had been detained illegally.

Today's development denies the request from Belize to extradite McAfee to them. The Atlantic Wire explains that McAfee was actually deported "to his country of origin," and cited a spokesman for Guatemala's immigration who spoke to Reuters.

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