John McAfee Stops Running from The Law, Starts Running for President


Former antivirus tech-lord and self-proclaimed “eccentric millionaire” John McAfee announced that he is going to run for president in 2016 under establishment of his new “Cyber Party.”

Before founding the antivirus umbrella corporation that bares his name, the U.K. born cyber-security conglomerate was a programmer with NASA, a consultant with the Computer Sciences Corporation and worked for the Lockheed Corporation.

Wait… aren’t we missing something?

Oh that’s right… He was also an international fugitive.

The Long, Strange Trip of John McAfee

After McAfee Associate’s shares went public, John sold his remaining stocks, cashed out big time and moved to Belize to live a life that would rival that of a drug cartel leader – full of girls, drugs and guns… lots and lots of guns.

In 2012 McAfee was suspected of murder and, after some time evading Belizean authorities, his property was raided by the Belize Gang Suppression Unit.

He miraculously got off the hook that time, but then McAfee became, as Belizean Prime Minister Dean Barrow put it, “extremely paranoid, even bonkers” that the Belizean government wanted him dead after they continually sought him for questioning concerning the murder.

So, he jumped ship as a fugitive and sought political asylum in Guatemala. His journey was like a Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas sequel that took place in South America.

The trip didn’t quite work out though, and he was arrested for illegally entering Guatemala. His asylum was denied and he was then slated for deportation back to Belize.

While in the detention center, McAfee had two minor heart attacks, which he later claimed that he faked to buy time for his attorney to make arrangements to get him into the United States. By some miracle, it actually worked and he was deported to the United States in December 2012. All his seized property in Belize was auctioned off, and his jungle compound mysteriously burned down.

The best part about the whole debacle is that he documented his entire journey while he was a fugitive and published it on Gizmodo. Vice Media even made a documentary about it.

He spent the next few years in the U.S. investing in tech related fields and speaking about cyber-security and privacy rights… until he was arrested in Tennessee for driving while high as a kite on Xanax… oh and he was armed. 

So, Now On to the Next Adventure: Running For President in 2016

He has rolled out his campaign website and two announcement videos, but has been mum on any other details, other than reportedly preparing to run his campaign entirely online and saying “I can’t lose.”

We can’t wait for his first political ad. We’re betting it will be like a scene from Scarface.

This article originally appeared at I Agree to See.


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