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John McAfee Back in Jail Hours After Release in Dominican Republic

Bitcoin (BTC) proponent and United States 2020 presidential candidate John McAfee reportedly reentered jail this week just a day after his release in the Dominican Republic.

‘A record I think’

Tweeting photographs of his confinement July 26, McAfee said he had been arrested a second time, but did not give details about the exact circumstances. 

The entrepreneur, his wife and entourage fell victim to law enforcement when their boat docked in the Dominican Republic earlier this week. McAfee then spent four days behind bars before walking free. 

On Twitter, he had promised followers an update on his location and future plans, something which did not materialize. 

“My second arrest in one week — a record I think,” he subsequently wrote on his return to custody.

The photographs, he claimed, were made possible because the group had smuggled their mobile telephones into the holding facility. 

McAfee merely detained?

Speaking to tech news publication CNET, McAfee’s campaign manager, Rob Benedicto Pacifico Juan Maria Loggia-Ramirez, who previously issued Twitter updates on McAfee’s behalf, subsequently said he is not under arrest, but merely detained.

Despite being wanted by the U.S., McAfee plans to run for president on a broadly anti-establishment platform and is accepting Bitcoin donations for the campaign, which he runs from the boat on which he arrived in the Domican Republic.

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