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McAfee Hires Girlfriend’s Uncle in Fight Against Belize, Agrees To Speak With Belizean Police

Former anti-virus software entrepreneur John McAfee, wanted for questioning over the murder of his neighbor last month in Belize, said Tuesday afternoon that he has hired Telésforo Guerra, the former Attorney General for Guatemala, to help in his fight against the Government of Belize.

Former anti-virus software entrepreneur John McAfee, wanted for questioning over the murder of his neighbor last month in Belize, said Tuesday afternoon that he has hired Telésforo Guerra, the former Attorney General for Guatemala, to help in his fight against the Government of Belize.

Guerra, who happens to be the uncle of McAfee’s 20-year-old girlfriend, is one of most prominent attorneys in Guatemala, according to McAfee.

John McAfeeMcAfee also mentioned that since being on the run, he had never contacted the United States Embassy in Belize, noting fear of being exposed due to the fact that many employees of the Embassy are Belizean nationals.

In a blog post on Tuesday, McAfee made an offer to the Prime Minister of Belize, agreeing to meet with him and provide him with extensive evidence that he believes will prove his innocence.

“To the Prime Minister of Belize I make the following offer: I will agree to meet you in a neutral country to discuss our mutual issues. It is entirely possible that you have little or no knowledge of the level of corruption being propagated throughout every branch of your government. I will turn over to you thousands of hours of video and audio as proof, providing that we meet as gentlemen and are mutually convinced of our honesty.”

In addition to making an offer to the Prime Minister of Belize, McAfee said he would speak with Belizean police over the phone and answer any question they may have. “If I am indeed merely wanted for questioning, this should suffice,” McAfee wrote in his offer.

“It was not easy to exit Belize and required many supporters in many countries,” 67-year-old McAfee wrote on his blog on Tuesday morning.

Prior to escaping to Guatemala, a false report surfaced saying he had been captured near the northern Mexican border, apparently because McAfee had sent a “double” with a North Korean passport to Mexico as a decoy.

McAfee moved to Belize in 2009 after reportedly losing an estimated $96 million of his $100 million fortune as a result of bad investments and the financial downturn.

Related: John McAfee Claims to be in Guatemala

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For more than 10 years, Mike Lennon has been closely monitoring the threat landscape and analyzing trends in the National Security and enterprise cybersecurity space. In his role at SecurityWeek, he oversees the editorial direction of the publication and is the Director of several leading security industry conferences around the world.

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