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John McAfee Heads To CNBC, NBC For Interviews

Former anti-virus software millionaire turned runaway fugitive John McAfee generated lots of press late last year, as he fled Belize amid questions about a neighbor’s murder. A slew of reporters eventually found him in Guatemala, where he was rushed to the hospital, before being deported back to the United States.

Today, he is making the interview rounds on CNBC and NBC. Around 2:30 PM CNBC will conduct a live interview with McAfee, then later this evening McAfee will be interviewed on “Dateline” as part of a two-hour special at 9 PM on his neighbor’s murder. Keith Morrison traveled to South America to talk to McAfee, and the interview–his most extensive yet–was taped before he was deported.

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CNN’s Martin Savidge Uses Secret Passwords, Changes Vehicles to Interview McAfee Founder

CNN’s Martin Savidge is in Belize where he interviewed John McAfee, the founder of McAfee anti-virus software who has been on the run for weeks accused of a murder he says he didn’t commit. McAfee has done phone interviews with CNBC and others. But Savidge’s is the first on-camera interview since he went on the run. Savidge says Friday’s interview was one of the most bizarre of his television career. Before seeing McAfee, he had to utter secret passwords, jump into different vehicles and met with people in disguise who took him to McAfee.

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CNBC Talks with McAfee Founder, Wanted for Questioning in Belize Murder

The cable news networks have been following the sordid story of John McAfee, the creator of McAfee anti-virus software, now owned by Intel.

McAfee is wanted for questioning in the a murder of American Gregory Viant Faull, who was gunned down at his home Saturday. Faull and McAfee were neighbors on Ambergris Caye in Belize. McAfee has been on the run since Monday. In an interview with CNBC Investigations producer Jeff Pohlman, McAfee says he’s moving every four hours because he is fearful for his safety. He says he’s been “accused of something I didn’t do.” He says Belize police are trying to shake him down and extort money from him.

In 2009, McAfee’s fortune was reported to have declined to $4 million from a peak of $100 million.

Wired reporter Joshua Davis has also been speaking with McAfee and he’s been posting fascinating updates on his Twitter account.