Crypto Bull And 2020 U.S. Candidate John McAfee Allegedly Released From Detention After Claims “CIA Has Attempted to Collect Us”

Isheka N. Harrison
Written by Isheka N. Harrison
John McAfee
Software company founder John McAfee adjusts a microphone in preparation for an interview in Guatemala City, Tuesday, Dec. 4, 2012. McAfee, 67, has been identified as a “person of interest” in the killing of his neighbor in Belize, 52-year-old Gregory Faull. Police are urging McAfee to come in for questioning. The anti-virus company founder fled Belize and is seeking political asylum in Guatemala, according to his lawyer Telesforo Guerra. (AP Photo/Moises Castillo)

John McAfee has been “released from detention” according to his latest post on Twitter. In it he can be seen smiling with his alleged “detainers” who he said treated him well.

The antivirus software pioneer was missing for over four days – and he said it was because the CIA “attempted to collect” he and his wife Janice, reported Yahoo Finance. McAfee – who is also a crypto bull and candidate for the 2020 Presidential Election – tweeted he was going “dark” for the next few days on July 19. In the photo posted along with it last week, he and his wife Janice were holding guns.

During the time he was missing, McAfee’s campaign manager Rob Benedicto Pacifico Juan Maria Loggia-Ramirez took over his Twitter account, claiming he had been detained by authorities, CNET reported.

“I have good reason to suspect that John McAfee, @theemrsmcafee and other companions have been detained by authorities at their latest port of call,” Loggia-Ramirez tweeted from McAfee’s account.

Loggia-Ramirez also threatened to release “data hidden across the world” by McAfee if the tech pioneer didn’t surface soon.

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“If John misses his next check-in, events will be set into motion that I cannot prevent once they have begun. John has secreted data with individuals across the world. I know neither their identities or locations. They will release their payloads if John goes missing,” Loggia-Ramirez tweeted.

Many users expressed skepticism about McAfee and Loggia-Ramirez’s claims. However, the latter cautioned that it was “not a publicity stunt.”

McAfee has been on the run from Belize authorities since 2012 when his neighbor Gregory Faull, who he had a history of fighting with, was found shot to death. McAfee has claimed his innocence repeatedly.