For a few weeks now, the former antivirus software tycoon John McAfee has said he is fleeing from the U.S. government for not paying his taxes. More recently McAfee’s been on a tweet tirade, speaking directly to his “pursuers” and telling them to leave him alone.
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McAfee: ‘All I Wanted Was to Be Left Alone’
John McAfee is well known for starting a multi-billion dollar antivirus software corporation but he’s also known for his flamboyant personality over the years. McAfee’s recent troubles started during the beginning of the year when he tweeted to his 960,000 followers that he was now “living in exile.” He explained at the time that he was charged with felonies handed down by the Internal Revenue Service (IRS). McAfee stated on his boat that he and his wife Janice received notice from a grand jury for “various tax fraud issues.” “I have not paid taxes for eight years and I have made no secret of it,” McAfee told his fans. For a while, McAfee didn’t…