I have to admit, this story is mind boggling and getting bigger by the day … John McAfee has posted the below letter on his blog. When I first read the letter, I immediately wondered who Swon was and who the murdered Espat kids were. The two murdered Espat kids mentioned in the letter are cousins Charlie Espat and Eduardo Daniel Alamilla. The author of the letter seems to refer to either Eric Swan (a local gangster) who was once shot by the Belize Police, or his close criminal cousin James ‘Raindrops’ Swan who was killed in a targeted hit just this past August.
It is too bad John McAfee did not reveal this information when it was actually happening and arranged to leave Belize for his own safety. It was the logical time to unearth the corruption and get the hell out of there. Unfortunately, Gregory Faull has now been murdered … and confirming that the letter was written before his murder is not going to be easy. Even though John says he hired an investigator to determine the author … the letter was purposely written to disguise the actual author’s handwriting … certain individual letters are purposely written to look different.
Here we go again with another blockbuster story unfolding … this one is about internet multi-millionaire John McAfee, the man who founded the world famous anti-virus software that bears his name. When I first heard about this murder case I didn’t think much about it … rich internet guy murders his neighbour over an argument. However after looking into this more, I noticed a much bigger story that is quite interesting and thought I would write the story as it plays out.
As I write this story John McAfee is on the run and in hiding after being accused of executing his neighbour with a bullet to the back of the head.
In a nutshell John McAfee had 100 million dollars … he then built a 280 acre Colorado estate filled with Mayan Treasures at the cost of 25 million dollars, he built a multi-million dollar 5,800 square foot oceanfront estate on 5.3 acres of Hawaii’s secluded Molokai Island shown below.The home nestled at the end of a quiet cul-de-sac, is guarded by a 20- foot-high Japanese gate house featuring iron gates and Afghan teak wood horses. The perimeter fence includes Molokai rock columns. The wall and gatehouse alone cost $300,000 … it took seven long years to build his Island Paradise and then John McAfee never even moved in.
He also bought a Cessna private jet and built himself a ranch in Rodeo New Mexico on 157 acres which included a private hanger and cost him 11.5 million dollars. Life for John McAfee seemed pretty good you would imagine?
Well, not really … seems that he blazed through 96 million dollars and found himself in financial distress when he woke up one day and realized he was down to his last 4 million. He then decided to start over again in Tropical Belize where the cost of living should easily make his money last forever. He started a lab in the jungle called QuorumEx.com which does something called Quorum Sensing. I am not sure what it is, except that he has said to be looking at developing a female version of Viagra.
Moving to a beachfront estate on Ambergris Caye in Belize has not worked out so great for John McAfee … one of the reasons has to be his extensive use of Bath Salts, including posting pictures of himself making it from his Jungle Laboratory.
I decided to write this blog (similar to how I wrote about Luka Magnotta when he was a fugitive at LukaTrial.com) after I started reading the John McAfee online postings from December 2010 where he was discussing what he was doing with Bath Salts and actually outed himself online while posting pictures from his 20 acre jungle compound in Orange Walk Belize.
Since the murder discovered Sunday morning November 11, 2012 of his neighbour Gregory Faull, John McAfee is in hiding and has declared he did not commit the murder. That is the other reason I am writing this story … after researching more into his Belize lifestyle … I am not yet convinced he killed the guy next door either.
Looks like rich multi-millionaire internet guy moves to Tropical Belize and sets about becoming stuffmonger the Bath Salts King by processing 23 kilos of the stuff and sharing it with a group of people that are connected to Belize Street Gangs.
Add in a botched raid from the police where they confiscated some guns but failed to find the Meth Lab they were looking for. I am hearing that the victim was killed with a Luger … could it be similar to a Luger removed from McAfee’s property back in May?
I found this website AmbergrisCaye.com which has a forum where the local folks were discussing the raid. If you go through it you will see how McAfee had threatened to go public in the USA with his claims of corruption and police brutality. It sure sheds a bit of light on how serious he was involved with threatening the Government. Click the quote below, the bottom of the page contains a 25 min. interview John McAfee gave after the raid. He does have some supporters posting also.
McAfee said that if he does not get an apology by Friday May 11th he will be soliciting the services of a senior lobbyist in Washington DC and get the US State Department to issue a Travel Advisory against Belize.
John McAfee says his troubles first started when he refused to contribute money politically after already donating 2 million dollars to the police which included a million dollar Coast Guard vessel. He also told them he could not help gain the release of Prime Minister Dean Barrow’s son Shyne Barrow who happens to be a multi-millionaire Rapper that served 9 years for his role in a New York City nightclub shooting and was eventually deported back to Belize in October 2009.
This interview given by Prime Minister Dean Barrow on Nov. 14th starts with Barrow stating he has never met McAfee before and that he does not even know what John McAfee looks like … something tells me Dean Barrow is not being truthful.
You can read the local folks of Ambergris Caye discussing this case at a new thread called John McAfee Wanted for Murder started Nov. 12, the day after the murder.
Today Nov. 16, 2012 – John McAfee talks live on CNBC.
A personal note on this … justice for Gregory Faull is paramount, however, only if we can bring the true killer to trial. As far as I am concerned, John McAfee is an innocent man until the truth is revealed about who actually murdered Gregory Faull.
Good Luck John … stay safe.
This post by Joel Johnson on Gizmodo.com is worth breaking out the popcorn for.
Back on Thursday June 21, 2012 The Belize Times ran this article HERE where John McAfee calls Prime Minister Dean Barrow a liar.
This post is about the May 2012 raid on John McAfee’s compound in Orange Walk Town Belize. Up to 42 heavily armed GSU and Belize police officers stormed John McAfee’s property. The San Pedro Sun reports about the apology John demanded for the invasion. The raid is also reported by Belize Channel 5.
And another write up about the May raid by the GSU is written by expat Ken Smith who blogs about expats worldwide. Strange how he has not written about the Nov. 10th murder next door to McAfee’s house.