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- - By ChrisW (**) Date 2018-03-03 00:08
David Levy, of "name and shame all over the internet" repute, reaping what he has sown it would seem ... Karma?!

anybody know what this scandal is about? numerous allegations flying around .....
Parent - By Lukas Cimiotti (Bronze) Date 2018-03-03 19:32
Thank you for posting this. I think this link (found in your 3. link) is very interesting:
Parent - By Labyrinth (*****) Date 2018-03-04 00:16
lol what is all this:

Apparently the scandal is:

Levy was brought in to a new company called Retro Computers Ltd, by his friend Sir Clive Sinclair. This company was formed after a meeting with Sir Clive and Paul Andrews who conceived the Sinclair ZX Spectrum Vega games console, this was backed by members of the public on a crowd funding site raising over £150,000, and delivered successfully to backers that same year.

A second portable console the ZX Spectrum Vega+ was proposed, and crowd funded again, but two of the four founding directors (Paul Andrews and Chris Smith) left the company in April 2016 before the crowd funding finished. They left citing irreconcilable differences between them and the last remaining director Levy.

Levy continued with the company installing two replacement directors, Suzanne Martin, and Dr. Janko Mrsic-Flogel, both long term associates of Levy. The Vega+ console was originally intended to be delivered to backers in September 2016, but as of August 2017 the device remains unreleased amid claims of "infighting and legal battles". Despite condensed accounts being filed for the company at companies house no information has been provided to identify the status of funds. In September 2017 the company's bank statements were released showing that by 2017 all money raised via Indiegogo had been spent by RCL with no product to show for it, but calls from the backers for Levy to explain why the company had previously told The Inquirer that the missing funds were "safe" and "ring-fenced" went unanswered.
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