Anti-virus software creator John McAfee charged with fraud in cryptocurrency scam

Anti-virus software creator John McAfee has been charged in the US with conspiracy to commit fraud and money-laundering.

The charges relate to two cryptocurrency schemes, the US Justice Department said on Friday.

Authorities said McAfee and his bodyguard, Jimmy Gale Watson Jr, exploited McAfee’s large Twitter following to artificially inflate prices of “altcoins” through a so-called pump-and-dump scheme,
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