McAfee software creator jailed in Spain, sources say

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By Joan Faus
BARCELONA (Reuters) – John McAfee, an anti-virus software creator indicted for fraud in the United States, was in jail on Tuesday pending extradition procedures after being arrested in Barcelona airport at the weekend, sources said.
The McAfee software founder was detained on Saturday when about to board a flight to Istanbul with a British passport, a Spanish police source said.
A judicial source said McAfee was then presented to a high court judge through a video call and sent to prison without bail where he will await the extradition process.
A third source, from the Catalonia region’s justice department, said he was in the Brians 1 jail, which opened in 1991 in an industrial area 45 minutes by car from Barcelona. Some local politicians have been jailed there for corruption.

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