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John McAfee: “SEC Allegations Against Me Are Overblown”, He Explains Why

Sat, 03/06/2021 - 11:19
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Yuri Molchan
Former antivirus magnate has commented on the SEC charges made against him last year after the US government has put new ones against him
John McAfee: “SEC Allegations Against Me Are Overblown”, He Explains Why
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Crypto baron John McAfee, who has been awaiting trial and a possible extradition to the US in a Spanish prison since the fall 2020, and who has been charged with new crimes by the US Department of Justice (DOJ), has taken to Twitter to explain why the SEC charges against him are “overblown”.

Here’s how McAfee picked coins to tout

McAfee, who has occasional access to Twitter from prison, has published a post in which he has called the SEC charges “overblown”.

He explained how he and his team chose coins for promoting on his Twitter page since 2017 until 2019.

According to him, they evaluated every coin building their judgement on the management team, business plans and potential the coin had. He adds that it was impossible to foresee the crash of the altcoins market.

Besides, McAfee claims that he was paid not in the USD but in the coins he was promoting – the ones that crashed later on.

And even when all those altcoins crashed, the antivirus pioneer continues, he never sold a single coin from those he received as payments.

The most famous cryptocurrency shilled by McAfee was Docademic (MTC), now ranked 1,320 on CoinmarketCap and trading at $ $0.002397.

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My belief in the coins I promoted is exemplified by Docademic, the coin I promoted the most. Even as it crashed I held every single coin allocated to me. I never sold a single coin. I believed in the company to the very end.

John McAfee Charged with Securities Fraud and Money Laundering

New federal charges against McAfee

As reported by U.Today on Friday, the imprisoned father of antivirus, McAfee, is facing new federal charges from the US Department of Justice.

Now he has charges of money laundering, securities fraud and wire fraud on his plate.

The press release published by the US DOJ stated that McAfee used two types of fraudulent schemes. The first one was him pumping and dumping single coins on his Twitter account.

The second was promotion of initial coin offerings rewarded by hidden compensations paid in those very coins from ICOs.

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Yuri is a crypto journalist interested in technology and technical innovations. He has been in crypto since 2017. Believes that blockchain and cryptocurrencies have a potential to transform the world in the future in many of its aspects. ‘Hodls’ major cryptocurrencies and has written for multiple crypto media outlets. 

His articles have been quoted by such crypto influencers as Tyler Winklevoss, John McAfee, CZ Binance, Max Keiser, etc.

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