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Anti-virus software pioneer McAfee says he's broke after fleeing Belize

Published on Dec 14, 2012 7:07 AM
Software company founder John McAfee talks to AFP in front of this hotel in Miami Beach, Florida on Dec 13, 2012, a day after being deported to US from Guatemala, where was detained last week for immigration violations. -- PHOTO: AFP

MIAMI (AFP) - Anti-virus software pioneer John McAfee said on Thursday he is flat broke after leaving behind what remains of his fortune in Belize, where he is wanted for questioning over his neighbour's murder.

Mr McAfee and 20-year-old girlfriend Sam Vanegas spent more than three weeks on the run in Belize after Gregory Faull's Nov 11 murder before slipping across the border into Guatemala, where he was arrested on Dec 5.

In the latest sudden twist to the McAfee drama, Guatemala on Wednesday abandoned efforts to return him to Belize and expelled him immediately to his country of origin, the United States (US).

"I have nothing now," Mr McAfee, a free man for now, told ABC television in Miami, claiming to have left all his worldly possessions in Belize, including, he said, some US$20 million (S$24.4 million) in investments and about 15 properties.

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