Rob Rose Editor: Financial Mail

Now that the dam has burst, it seems there’s a new story every day of someone who has been swindled by Martin Levick. Until April, Levick was CEO of Genesis Capital, a broking firm that largely sold Discovery products from its HQ in Fricker Road, Illovo. Then Genesis fired him, after it found out about a scheme in which Levick had scammed Brait founder Antony Ball out of $4m by pretending he was broking the sale of the original Banksy painting Grannies. Levick, in an exchange with the FM this week, hinted that it was all some fiendish plot to make him look bad. "There are two sides to every story, and your readers would be fascinated with the outcome. All is not as it seems," he said. He said there was "a twist at the end of the story". But when pressed what this could possibly be, given the mountain of evidence stacking up against him, Levick said he couldn’t speak "openly and transparently" until one specific legal issue has been dealt with. (And he wouldn’t say what that was eith...

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