MGT Capital Investment, the penny stock turned "technology company" led by noted trickster John McAfee is crashing on the New York Stock Exchange following a subpoena from the Securities and Exchange Commission. AP Images
This shouldn't come as much surprise, considering that there's lots of unanswered questions about the company. The SEC wouldn't say what its subpoena was about, but the company's investors don't seem to care, as they have been dumping the stock. Shares of the company have fallen 40 per cent, and law firms are lining up to represent investors who have lost money. It's still unclear exactly what McAfee's company really does besides send out press releases.
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McAfee also had a weird agreement with the company that might make some people think that he's not in the company for the right reasons. According to a public SEC filing, he was entitled to a $US250,000 ($331,172) payout if the stock stayed above $US1 for 10 consecutive days, raising to $US350,000 ($463,641) once it was above $US2 for 10 consecutive days. According to the agreement, that money was to be paid out within 30 days.
We reached out to John McAfee for comment but had not heard back at time of writing.