An indictment was uncovered on Monday, showing that John McAfee accused by Ministry Justice for tax evasion. The charges also include deliberate failure to file tax returns.
McAfee is said to be raising millions of dollars for the promotion encryption, as well as for speeches, for the sale of his story for documentaries and consulting work. He also allegedly hid assets such as a boat, a vehicle and real estate in other people's names.
In addition, he has been accused of not submitting tax returns from 2014 to 2018, the Ministry of Justice said on Monday.
«McAfee allegedly evaded tax liability by leading his income to be paid into bank accounts and cryptocurrency exchange accounts in the names of the candidates, "Said the Ministry of Justice.
Each count of tax evasion carries a maximum sentence of five years in prison, while each count of voluntary failure to file a tax return carries a sentence of one year.
The pioneer of anti-virus software has been operating in this way since 2012, after his alleged involvement in a murder in Belize, which he denies. Last year, McAfee wrote in Twitter that "filing tax returns was not his only crime" and claimed that the remaining charges against him were "propaganda by the US government to silence me".
McAfee was arrested by the Dominican Republic Armed Forces while mooring his boat in Puerto Plata in July last year. Many high-quality weapons and ammunition were seized during the arrest, the AP reported at the time. He posted on Twitter a photo from the period he was in prison there, before going to Europe, according to CNET.