US Authorities Accuse Crypto Supporter McAfee Of Concealing Income
John McAfee, American businessman and popular crypto supporter, had to leave the United States after the accusations made by the tax service of the country, Cointelegraph reports.
In his video message, the businessman confirmed that he would take part in the presidential campaign of 2020 but would conduct his electoral campaign outside the country living on a ship in neutral waters. Trustees will help him in the presidential race in the United States.
McAfee found out that the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) convened a commission and brought charges against him. The entrepreneur stated he did not know the exact nature of the charges but admitted that he had not paid taxes for the past eight years. As a result, McAfee was forced to leave the country.
The McAfee 2020 Campaign is, as of this day, in exile. I am being charged with using Crypto Cuttencies in criminal acts against the U. S. Government. More videos coming shortly. Stay tuned. pic.twitter.com/C75zcbnKTD— John McAfee (@officialmcafee) January 22, 2019
The businessman did not hide the fact that he did not submit tax declarations. He added on Twitter that IRS in Tennessee would charge not only him but also his wife and four employees of his company.
In recent years, the financial tycoon has become famous for quite shocking statements related to the popularization of cryptocurrency. In September 2018, he claimed, "I will eat my d**k on national television" if the bitcoin price does not reach $1 million by 2020.
His statement became popular, and a special website was even created that tracks the value of bitcoin, and thus determines how realistic the fulfillment of the crypto enthusiast's promises will be.
Earlier, McAfee claimed that fiat would cease to exist in favor of cryptos in a few years.