John McAfee has been named the chairman and CEO of MGT Capital Investments Inc., marking a return to public markets about five years after the eponymous anti-virus company he founded was sold to Intel Corp. for $7.68 billion.
McAfee will oversee the small mobile-gaming company’s move into cybersecurity.
In 2012, while living in Belize, McAfee had run-ins with local police for alleged unlicensed drug manufacturing and weapons possession but was released without charge. Later, Belize police started a search for him as a person of interest in connection with the murder of his neighbor. McAfee moved to Guatemala, where he was detained and released before eventually returning to the U.S. McAfee said he was innocent.