McAfee says framed for murder in Belize
He was also suspected of running a lab to make the synthetic drug crystal meth.
He was suspected (of making crystal meth) but he was not convicted nor was he charged. He was only suspected, said Belize police spokesman Raphael Martinez.
McAfee also owns a security company in Belize as well as several properties, an ecological enterprise and a water taxi and ferry business.
It would be quite nice for him to come in and answer some of the questions that could lead to the closure of this case, Martinez said. He is not wanted for murder, but he is wanted for questioning as a person of interest.
One man in Belize who knows McAfee well told Reuters he believed the American's troubles began when he turned down requests for donations to the ruling United Democratic Party (UDP) to help fund its successful re-election bid in March.
He rejected them because he doesn't believe in participating in politics, said the man, who spoke on condition of anonymity, calling McAfee an honorable person.
McAfee said earlier this year he had refused to donate to the UDP, which could not immediately be reached for comment.
The Belize police department has reached out to counterparts in neighboring Mexico and Guatemala, asking them to detain McAfee if he leaves Belize overland.
McAfee was one of Silicon Valley's first entrepreneurs to amass a fortune by building a business off the Internet.
The former Lockheed systems consultant started McAfee Associates in 1989, initially distributing anti-virus software as shareware
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