Risky Business #432 -- We need to talk about John

MGT Capital to be delisted as McAfee denies fresh murder and rape allegations.
20 Oct 2016 » Risky Business

On this week’s show we’re taking a look at the business dealings of John McAfee. Earlier today the NYSE announced the company that arranged to hire McAfee, MGT Capital, would be de-listed from the NYSE: MKT small cap exchange. This follows a class action investor lawsuit and the unearthing of a remuneration agreement between the company and McAfee that have lead some to suggest the whole company could be a pump and dump scam.

This comes hot on the heels of a release of a Showtime documentary that alleges McAfee’s involvement in two murders and the rape of a scientist working for him. We’ll hear from respected industry analyst Rich Mogull about MGT’s proposed product line while Georgetown Law’s Visiting Professor Russell Stevenson takes a look at MGT’s somewhat strange remuneration agreement with McAfee.

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Show notes

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