Knowable Cryptocurrency Supporter John McAfee’s Troubled Past Of Belize Neighbor May Not Be Over
The cryptocurrency enthusiasts and Bitcoin bullish has been found liable for the death of his neighbor in Belize Gregory Faull. According to news outlet The Register, his neighbor was found dead with a gunshot back in 2012.
This verdict was reached in a United States’ district court in Florida. Although the case was closed by the judge, it was recently opened again after a ruling by the US Appeals Court. The legal battle was started five years ago by Gregory Faull’s estate.
According to the San Pedro Sun, John McAfee’s neighbor was found death by a housekeeper in his living room. Faull had a gunshot wound to he back of his head. Local authorities went to McAfee's house in order for him to be declared as a witness, but McAfee had already traveled abroad.
The US District Judge Gregory Presnell ruled:
“The Court will enter default judgement as to liability in favour of Plaintiff and against Defendant for the wrongful death of Gregory V. Faull.”
So as to determine what damages McAfee will have to pay, a bench trial has been scheduled for January 2019. McAfee did not engage of the legal process and he did not even hire a lawyer to follow the case.
During his time living in Belize he has been accused of running a drug manufacturing operation and having unlicensed firearms. However, after the raid, local authorities dropped all he charges against McAfee.
In a recent tweet linking to The Register, McAfee said,
This was my 203rd lawsuit. I never answer them. I always default to whatever their lawyers claim. My first wrongful death was due to an airplane that crashed, piloted by my student pilot. I was found liable. I own nothing, and no one has ever collected.https://t.co/oI2wLxxL3X
— John McAfee (@officialmcafee) November 16, 2018
As usual, the comments under the tweet seem to be very friendly for McAfee. He has a very respected voice in the crypto community and has always been promoting different blockchain and crypto-related projects to all its audience.