John McAfee has officially been deported, as we reported last night — in what is the latest chapter of a very, very strange series of events that too implausible even for a movie plot.
News John McAfee was to be deported first hit last night, in a case that first began weeks ago with the murder of fellow expat and neighbor in McAfee’s adopted country of Belize, Gregory Faull.
While on the lam and appearing to be willfully evading authorities who wished to question him in the bizarre circumstances of Faull’s death, John McAfee was oddly omnipresent.
The anti-virus software entrepreneur — who has been known to exhibit strange behavior even before the Faull case — updated a blog regularly and did a lot of chatting with press.
Indeed, John McAfee was deported after one such incident allowed authorities in Guatemala (where he’d fled after skating out on Belize) to catch up with him. Using EXIF data from a photo in a Wired story in which a writer gloated about socializing with the semi-fugitive, local law enforcement captured McAfee — only for reports to surface he suffered a heart attack in a detention center shortly thereafter.
John McAfee was deported from Guatemala last night, and has officially arrived in the US. The entrepreneur has also already talked to the media about his deportation, saying:
“It was the most gracious expulsion I’ve ever experienced … Compared to my past two wives that expelled me, this isn’t a terrible trip … They took me out of my cell and put me on a freaking airplane. I had no choice in the matter.”
After he was deported, McAfee also told press he has a lawyer.