John McAfee, Back in the U.S., Says He Played the "Crazy Card" in Guatemala

Paul Lilly

John McAfee claims his crazy escapades were all an act.

This whole time it appeared that John McAfee, founder of McAfee antivirus (now owned by Intel) had lost his marbles, but really he was just playing the "crazy card" in hopes of trumping Belizean officials. Seeing as how the 67-year-old is now back in the United States, his convincing plan appears to have worked. It came at a cost, however, as McAfee says he left his fortune behind.

McAfee, who had been on the run for more than a month and was sought for questioning in an overseas murder case involving his neighbor, landed in Miami last night, according to ABC News .

"They said, 'Mr. McAfee, please step forward,'" McAfee recounted to ABC News . "I was met by a dozen or maybe fewer officers. I said, 'Am I arrested?' They said, 'No, sir, I am here to help you.' That felt the best of all."

Authorities in Belize say McAfee isn't a suspect in the murder case, but when they tried to question him, he disguised himself and went on the run. He made his way through the jungle and slept in attics before illegally entering Guatemala , where he was detained and ultimately sent on a plane to the U.S.

While in detention, McAfee says he faked a heart attack to avoid being deported to Belize, where he claims the government wants him dead.

"I have nothing now," McAfee said. "I've got a pair of clothes and shoes, my friend dropped off some cash."

McAfee says he left about 15 properties and some $20 million in investments in Belize, along with his 20-year-old and 17-year-old girlfriends, who he is focused on getting back.

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