The National Court in Spain has suspended hearings scheduled to deal with the extradition request that noted cryptocurrency influencer John McAfee, the entrepreneur arrested at El Prat airport in October last year, for his tax-related offenses in the US it was done. where he was going to fly. No new dates have been announced for the new hearing.
National Court suspends John McAfee extradition hearing
national court of spain suspended extradition hearing of John McAfee for this week tax evasion The allegation, as reported by the local media. The court alleged that due to some mistakes in the management of the case, the defense is not in its full capacity to discharge its function effectively. John McAfee’s lawyer, Javier Villalba, was unable to get the full case file before the hearing. John McAfee was caught last year before taking off from El Prat airport.
Villalba criticized the way Spanish justice was treating McAfee and that his client was jailed without bail. He said McAfee was in poor condition because of his age (78 years), and spent nine months in Spanish prison for tax-related offenses. Villalba argued against this, saying:
It is not a blood related crime or drug trafficking
McAfee, also known for being a cyber security pioneer, reportedly failed to file tax statements from 2014 to 2018 for a maximum of five years for each tax evasion fee and 1 for each year of failure to file tax. year fined. The court will grant extradition requests for three of the five charges against McAfee. A new hearing date had not been set.
McAfee’s criminal record
However, this is not the first run-in in which the cryptocurrency influencer has been judged. McAfee himself said in a Twitter post that he was Jailed To use a thong mask in Spain in August. He was also detained in Tennessee for driving under the influence of controlled substances and for illegal entry into Guatemala.
McAfee was also Arrested To carry guns and ammunition into the country in the Dominican Republic. But more importantly, he was one of the primary suspects in a the killing The case of Bellis, where one of his neighbors, with whom he frequently argued, was shot.
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