December 10th, 2012
01:37 AM ET

Fighting deportation to Belize, McAfee says he wants to go to the United States

The man is nothing if not mercurial.

John McAfee, the American tech mogul fighting deportation to Belize, where authorities want to question him about the killing of a neighbor, said late Sunday that he wants to return to the United States.

He spoke to reporters via a video stream from an immigration detention center in Guatemala City. McAfee emerged in that capital to ask for asylum last week, after weeks of living in hiding. His bid was rejected, but a Guatemalan judge granted a stay of deportation.

"Our intent is to return to America, if at all possible, and settle down to whatever normal life we can settle down to under the circumstances," said McAfee. "There is no hope for my life if I am ever returned to Belize."

Authorities in Belize want to talk to the 67-year-old Internet security founder about the November 11 killing of his neighbor, American businessman Gregory Faull.

McAfee said he had nothing to do with the death and insists he left Belize to escape police persecution. He was taken into custody in Guatemala on accusations of entering the country illegally.

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soundoff (36 Responses)
  1. Jojo

    Hope the lower tax rate was worth it. Plutocrats take note.

    December 11, 2012 at 9:32 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  2. JOSE--USMC-0311

    ILLEGALS IN OUR COUNTRY GET FREE SERVICES-HE'S IN JAIL ?? IT DOESN'T PAY TO BE AN ILLEGAL IN THOSE BANANA COUNTRIES ..

    December 12, 2012 at 1:02 pm | Report abuse | Reply
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