John McAfee, who did introduce the world with the McAfee antivirus system, is currently incarcerated in Spain, but even so, it hasn’t slowed down the number of new charges or legal problems reaching his way. USA’s department of justice proposes these various criminal charges. Various types of fraud conspiracies, including wire fraud conspiracy, commodities and security fraud, along with money laundering conspiracies, have been stomped onto the tech advisor and a crypto advocate.
Another member of the McAfee team is listed on these offences for being a member of the McAfee team and for operating in the digital asset industry. Authorities have taken Jimmy Watson Jr. into custody. McAfee’s other charges other than these fresh ones are tax evasion and the initial coin offerings that were allegedly advertised before the public for the sake of compensation but didn’t properly inform the public about it in full detail.
According to the courts and various other governing bodies, both Watson and McAfee did conspire into arousing the interest of the investors towards cryptocurrency through various social media campaigns in a wider conspiracy to make millions for themselves.
Trying to Fool Investors was used as a Tactic, Says Court and FBI
FBI representative explained that McAfee’s Twitter account was used to send tweets to thousands of investors out there that McAfee did have a new initial coin offering, and the tactics used to lure the investors into buying the cryptocurrency are not only wrong but unfathomable as well.
According to the courts and other officials, the intent was definitely to exploit the trust of the investors and, in turn, make good money for themselves hence the fraud charges. Public notices were not provided at all, which were the pair’s biggest mistake and for such crucifying lawsuits today.
Due to the department of justice’s tax division’s charges filed, McAfee is incarcerated in Spain awaiting his fate, and as for his partner, it is now purely up to courts which direction they will heed into when new evidence hit the fan. If that was not enough, then again, something else happened where civil charges were filed by the commodity futures trading commission against both Watson and McAfee.