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Software Pioneer John McAfee Claims He Was 'Poisoned' By 'Incompetent Enemies'

Software Pioneer John McAfee Claims He Was 'Poisoned' By 'Incompetent Enemies'

British-American antivirus software entrepreneur John McAfee claims that he was poisoned by his 'incompetent enemies' and hospitalised for several days.

On his Twitter account, he posted a picture of himself in a hospital bed attached to many tubes and machines:


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In a separate tweet, he also warned:

This latest bizarre incident comes just weeks after he told the Independent that he was in fear for his own safety.

He has had problems before with the USA's Securities and Exchange Commission, and has also claimed that he had been forced to go on the run from the law as a result of those troubles with the SEC.

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McAfee was served with court papers by the SEC in 2016 for his roles within several cryptocurrency companies.

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In May, he said: "We are in a five-vehicle motorcade, all vehicles driven by ex-military special forces and filled to the brim with heavily-armed security personnel.

"I purposely and publicly committed a felony this morning to call the SEC out [in the videos]. I'm mad as hell and I'm not taking any more shit from corrupt-to-the-core government agencies."

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In a further video, posted from a secret location, he seemed to try to explain his problem with the SEC.

"The SEC was never intended to have this power. Please God America, wake up and see what has happened," Mr McAfee said.

"The SEC is in charge of our entire industry, our companies, our manufacturing, our distribution, our creativity, our entrepreneurship. When it was created, in the wisdom of the creators, it had only civil powers. If it got pissed off at you, it could sue you, end of story.

"Now, with the cooperation of the justice department, the SEC can get involved, or bring people in who can punish you beyond a civil suit. The SEC owns America, please God, wake up people. And if you think that an agency of the US government would not stoop to assassination, kidnapping, threats, then what are you smoking?"

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McAfee has also alleged that cartels have tried to kidnap him. This started with his being named as a person of interest in a murder case back in 2012 when he lived in Belize.

He lives in a heavily guarded and fortified house on Lexington, Tennessee.

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Topics: Science, IT, US News, Technology

Tom Wood

Tom Wood is a freelance journalist and LADbible contributor. He graduated from University of London with a BA in Philosophy before studying for a Masters in Journalism at the University of Salford. He has previously written for the M.E.N Group as well as working for several top professional sports clubs. Contact him on editorial[email protected]