Antivirus software notable, John McAfee have been reportedly released by authorities in the Dominican Republic today.
A post by McAfee with a picture on his official Twitter account captioned a message of been free from detention saying his superior were friendly and helpful, in-spite all, they decided to move on:
Tho tweet reads:
“Leaving detention (don't judge my looks - four days of confinement). I was well treated. My superiors were friendly and helpful. In spite of the helpful circumstances, we've decided to move on. More later.”
Recall on July 23, a post was made on McAfee’s twitter account, allegedly by McAfee’s campaign manager Rob Benedicto Pacifico Juan Maria Loggia-Ramirez, saying that McAfee and his boat crew had likely been detained. McAfee announced that Loggia-Ramirez would be his presidential campaign manager in October 2018.
A report by the Associated Press confirmed Loggia-Ramirez’s suspicion which shows that, McAfee was arrested on the north coast of the Dominican Republic, while docking his yacht in Puerto Plata, after which authorities seized high-calibre weapons and other military props from his vessel.
McAfee who earlier this year announced in a video statement that he is running a campaign for President of the United States, is in self-imposed exile. He is purportedly conducting the campaign from abroad due to an alleged indictment by the U.S. Internal Revenue Service (IRS). McAfee said:
“The IRS has convened a grand jury in the state of Tennessee to charge myself, my wife [...] and four of my campaign workers with unspecified IRS crimes of a felonious nature.”
McAfee has also said in an interview with Cointelegraph that his campaign is not a serious bid for office, but rather a means to promote cryptocurrency.