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McAfee to seek asylum from Belize ‘persecution’

AP, GUATEMALA CITY

McAfee had earlier said he did not plan to leave Belize, but ultimately did because he thought “Sam” was in danger, referring to the young woman who has accompanied him since he went into hiding.

McAfee, the creator of the McAfee antivirus program, has led an eccentric life since he sold his stake in the anti-virus software company that is named after him in the early 1990s and moved to Belize about three years ago to lower his taxes.

He told the New York Times in 2009 that he had lost all but US$4 million of his US$100 million fortune in the US financial crisis. However, a story on the Gizmodo Web site quoted him as calling that claim “not very accurate at all.”

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