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John McAfee’s North Iceland Hideout Revealed?

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John McAfee, the founder of computer security company McAfee, appears to have been hiding in Dalvík in North Iceland. McAfee has been on the run from authorities since 2012 when he was accused of fatally shooting his neighbour in Belize. Along with this, McAfee has been accused of substantial tax fraud in the United States.

In late August, McAfee revealed that his position in Dalvík had been outed by the Twitter user AdamGuerbuez. According to Adam, McAfee and his wife stayed on the second floor of the building which houses the restaurant Á Gregor’s.

McAfee vanished earlier this summer after having been arrested in the Dominican Republic, along with five others. The sixsome was suspected of carrying high-calibre weapons, ammunition and military-style gear on a yacht sailing around the island. Following that, McAfee has been laying low, throwing out the occasional tweet to reveal his whereabouts. According to his Twitter feed, he was in Lithuania not long ago.

McAfee stated that he will miss Gregor’s, which refers to local restaurant Á Gregor’s, in Dalvík. When asked about McAfee’s visitin an interview with vísir.is, Á Gregor’s owner Gregorz Tomasz Maniakowski had no recollection of him. “I don’t know when he arrived, if he arrived at all. If I talked to him, then I’ve forgotten about it. There are many who want to come and chat. But I don’t remember anyone who went by the name of John.” When asked about McAfee’s possible stay in the house, Gregorz was unsure but he believes that the apartments are home to long-term renters rather than AirBnb, as two families have stayed there for some time now. Although he wasn’t aware of McAfee recently, he remembers his software well. “In the past, I opened my Windows computer and the McAfee antivirus software popped up,” he said and laughed.

Dalvík is home to 1381 people, situated on the western shore of Eyjafjörður fjord.

The 73-year-old McAfee has quite a colourful CV. Having founded the anti-virus company McAfee in 1987, he resigned from the company in 1994. In 2016, he missed out on the Libertarian Party nomination for President of the United States. Nowadays, he is on the run along with his spouse Janice McAfee.

The Facebook site of Á Gregor’s: https://www.facebook.com/%C3%81-Gregors-restaurant-North-Iceland-503752069654930/

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