John McAfee’s bodyguard, Jimmy Gale Watson Jr, a one-time navy seal and guard to the corrupt McAfee antivirus software originator. Pleaded not at fault to accusations alleging he to have taken part in two wholesale crypto fraud that defrauded investors out of roughly $13 million.
He is the former advisor to McAfee Team, a website contributing crypto tips inscribed by John McAfee.
Jimmy Gale Watson Jr was arrested on March 4th in Texas and is accused of defrauding clients through cryptocurrency scams, wire fraud, plot to commit commodities and securities fraud, and money laundering.
U.S. Attorney Audrey Strauss, on March 5th Sammon declared Watson, McAfee, together with other members of McAfee’s cryptocurrency team, reportedly got back approximately $13 million from shareholders they victimized with their fraudulent schemes.
On the other hand, John McAfee was apprehended for eluding tax in October 2020 and is presently in Spain held in prison. Among other accusations he is facing, McAfee failed to submit tax returns for 2014 to 2018. On Twitter, he recently bragged that Dogecoin was one of the altcoins he publicly endorsed and among other altcoins that are currently best performers in the crypto market.
On the other side, Watson is being accused of getting involved in a list of altcoin dodging schemes during 2017 and early 2018. The McAfee Team bought large amounts of altcoins at cheaper price points and publicly endorsed them to McAfee’s Twitter followers with misleading information. The team would silently slum the coins once retail customers had raised prices in retort to McAfee’s tweets.
They are all accused of openly revealing beginning coin offerings on McAfee’s Twitter account and tucking away that the ICO commissioners reimbursed McAfee and his team for his advertisement tweets a considerable portion of the funds raised from ICO clients.