John McAfee just spent four days in a Dominican Republic jail, reports the AP.
McAfee has been at sea for most of the current season, recently spending some time in Cuba. While McAfee was there, the communist country announced a government blockchain initiative.
McAfee was reportedly docking “The Freedom Boat” in Puerto Plata, a northern port in the island nation when authorities took him into custody.
No official statement has been made as to the cause of his initial arrest, but the AP notes that several weapons were seized during the arrest.
The Dominican Republic has had strict gun laws since the early 2000s.
In addition to the libertarian presidential nominee and his wife, four others were arrested. McAfee’s boat appears to have been seized:
Interestingly, the AP claims that McAfee is wanted by the US Central Intelligence Agency, which is not a law enforcement organization. This is a claim McAfee has echoed in the past:
In 2017, McAfee accused the CIA of not upholding their oath to protect American citizens and defend the US constitution after WikiLeaks exposed some of Langley’s cybersecurity tactics.
While incarcerated, McAfee’s hyper-active Twitter account was maintained by his associate, Rob Loggia.
Loggia faithfully reported McAfee’s status, and once the rogue multi-millionaire was released, he said he had been treated well:
While the CIA may or may not want to talk to John McAfee, actual federal law enforcement agencies would like to talk to McAfee about things like willful tax evasion.
Last modified: January 10, 2020 2:17 PM UTC