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May 11, 2012

GSU charge McAfee associates for trying to corrupt a cop

Matilda Garnett

The Orange Walk residence of millionaire businessman John McAfee was stormed by Gang Suppression Unit (GSU) personnel during a police operation on April thirtieth.  The raid which resulted in the arrest of three security guards left a bitter taste in McAfee’s mouth and he later demanded an apology from the Belize Police Department.  Tonight, two of his associates have been arrested and charged for attempting to corrupt a GSU officer.  According to information released from Assistant Superintendent Marco Vidal, forty-four year old Matilda Garnett and forty year old Rodwell Richards tried to bribe the officer with money in exchange for reports on GSU operations involving McAfee.

Rodwell Richards

On Monday, Garnett, a second class clerk, contacted a member of the unit and insisted that they meet.  During the encounter, the woman claimed that she was acting on behalf of McAfee, whom she later said had become paranoid since the raid on his premises.  The officer then reported the matter and a sting operation was conducted.  During the subsequent meeting Richards was introduced to the officer as McAfee’s “right hand.”  He reportedly offered the officer two hundred dollars and a promise that once he kept them informed of the GSU campaign he would be quote “ well taken care of.” unquote.  Earlier this evening Garnett and Richards were arrested and charged for attempting to corrupt an officer.

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8 Responses for “GSU charge McAfee associates for trying to corrupt a cop”

  1. jose says:

    thats nice but there are something behind al this $#!%

  2. Storm says:

    This allegation doesn’t pass the “smell test” in my view.

  3. JahKid says:

    Tiger was a corrupt cop, remember the death of the lady somewhere around btl park? Richards is playing with bigger money now.

  4. now i see says:

    The money was too little.200. ? Peanuts money! Cheap b……..d.

  5. ET--SB says:

    I am surprised a man like John Mcafee is operating in Orange Walk, my home town under questionable work ethics.
    I worked at Dell and recomeded his anti virus software to my customers as oppose to Norton, still use it now, it is the best!
    As a former Intel officer, I can re assure you that Richards(Tigre) is nothing but a crook, hungry for dirty money, and an embarrasment to the police force.
    As far as Mcafee, Is he running broke? In August 2009, The New York Times reported that McAfee’s personal fortune had declined to $4 million from a peak of $100 million, the effect of the global financial crisis and recession on his investments.
    I hope this man does not use Belize for anything illegal, for he will get caught!

  6. Rds says:

    The picture is not clear in some cases, but as to Tiger, he is a disgrace, he was pretending to be all up tight and strick when in the police department, but was always a crooked …….. they should make an example of him…

  7. Alex says:

    Even with the dwindling of his fortune $4 million US is a lot in Belize and therefore McAfee need not worry. To insinuate that a millionaire will use two dumb skull to attempt a bribery with only $200 Bz is shocking. Then on the other side of the coin is the question as to who is paying the GSU or should we say what kind of money is used to pay these fellows which keeps them so loyal to the “law”? Wonder how many other people this same @#@# happened to an we never got to know?

  8. alan says:

    One needs to ask them-self what Tiger would have done for $300.00. No doubt GOB has tighten the noose around GSU. Imagine all the money GOB is spending to make the evidence and facts reflect how wonderful and professional GSU is appose to helping the needy. Long live the king and his court of jesters.

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