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McAfee Rushed to Hospital After Suffering Two HEART ATTACKS in Jail

Fugitive millionaire John McAfee has been  rushed to the hospital in Guatemala after suffering two minor heart attacks.

The 67-year-old software company founder had  been denied political asylum in Guatemala and his lawyers said they were making  a last-ditch effort to keep him from being flown back to Belize for questioning  about the killing of a fellow American expatriate.

McAfee was moved from an immigration center  to a police-run hospital Thursday afternoon after Guatemalan authorities said  McAfee’s request for asylum had been denied.

They did not explain why. Shortly after the  decision was announced, McAfee issued a plea on his blog for the public to  petition Guatemalan President Otto Perez Molina to let him stay.

Heart attack: John McAfee was rushed to the hospital after suffering two minor heart attacks and experiencing chest pain all day

‘Please email the President of  Guatemala and  beg him to allow the court system to proceed, to determine my status in  Guatemala, and please support the political asylum that I  am asking for,’ the  post read.

McAfee’s lawyer vowed to block Guatemalan  efforts to remove the entrepreneur.

McAfee was not taken to a hospital and posted  on his blog during the morning hours.

‘I don’t think a heart attack prevents one  from using one’s blog,’ said the lawyer, Telesforo Guerra.

McAfee was detained by Guatemalan police on  Wednesday for illegally sneaking across the border with his 20-year-old  girlfriend to escape authorities in Belize. He has said he fears authorities in  Belize will kill him if he returns.

Still, Guatemala’s foreign minister, Harold  Caballeros, said McAfee’s request for asylum had been rejected.

Police in Belize want to quiz McAfee as ‘a  person of interest’ in the killing of fellow American Gregory Faull, with whom  he had quarreled.

But they say he is not a prime suspect in the  probe. McAfee says he has been persecuted by Belize’s ruling party because he  refused to pay it around $2 million.

Belize’s prime minister denies this and has  described McAfee, who made millions from the Internet anti-virus software that  bears his name, as ‘bonkers.’ McAfee later lost much of his fortune and turned  to a life of semi-reclusion by the beach.

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