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The Millionaire, the Model and the Scorned Woman - Strangers on a train?

This email chain between David Levy and Teacher Stern is possibly the most damning and "down the rabbit hole" information we have been sent.

Darren Melbourne (director of Retro Games and the man that conceived TheC64) made an attempt to speak face to face with Elaine Millar (director of Sinclair Research Limited) in an attempt to stop David Levy falsely lashing out at him and others using lawyers. Darren Melbourne has stated publicly that Elaine Millar had volunteered her email address to him, and asked him to email her directly about the matter. Someone being rude, or harassing someone, would not be given a contact email by the person they were supposedly harassing.

This email chain includes Janko Mrsic-Flogel, one of the illegally installed directors, showing he was fully aware at the time of all actions by David Levy and Suzanne Martin.

The most intriguing part of this chain of emails is in fact about Sir Clive and his family, which may be the reason why Sir Clive's family were reluctant to step in and support the backers of the Vega+ scam. It clearly shows Elaine Millar's actions broke the published RCL shareholders agreement and makes Sinclair Research Limited and David Levy both directly responsible for the huge debts of RCL.

In the email chain Levy states he has spoken to Iain Sinclair, the brother of Sir Clive. It appears that none of the parties involved wanted anyone talking to Sir Clive. It seems strange that a multi-millionaire would not be in a private medical care facility or receiving top private health care in the London region where he lives.

Suzanne Martin also makes comments in this email chain to Clare Toomer of Teacher Stern about Paul Andrews, Freestone (presumably Robert Freestone who appears to act for Sir Clive Sinclair in some means) and Angie Sinclair (Sir Clive's wife at the time). Suzanne Martin states "I do not want him to be distressed or "talked into" anything in anyway".

It seems abundantly clear that David Levy was working with Elaine Millar to remove Paul Andrews and Chris Smith from Retro Computers Limited so that he and Suzanne Martin could get their hands on over half a million pounds of backers money. It seems likely that some kind of deal between David Levy and Elaine Millar took place in exchange for assisting the removal of her publicly reported love rival Angie Sinclair.

It is not beyond the realms of possibility that a "Strangers on a train" type of deal was done by Millar and Sir Clive's family with Levy and Martin. By default Levy and Martin would remove Andrews and Smith and keep the half a million pounds of backers money, while Millar and Sir Clive's family would remove Angie Sinclair as Clive's wife and revert his fortune back to them.

The email chain shows that Levy and Millar were only too happy to lie by claiming that Darren Melbourne was a danger to Sir Clive (which is clearly nonsense). This is something echoed very closely in this newspaper article about Angie Sinclair from April 2017.

Lee Fogarty the ex-RCL employee has publicly confirmed that on the day before that newspaper article that Suzanne Martin was at that that very newspaper.

So was the money from the backers ordering Vega+ consoles swapped "Strangers on a train"-style for the Sinclair fortune?

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Subject: Re: Meeting Friday [TS-TSSDocs.FID340663]
From: davidlevylondon@yahoo.com
To: c.toomer@teacherstern.com; j.rabinowicz@teacherstern.com
Cc: suzanne@suzannemartin.com; janko@kattare.com
Date: Monday, May 16, 2016, 4:51:32 PM GMT+1

Many thanks Clare. All is now clear.

I like your letter to Melbourne - hopefully that will have the desired effect.

Best,

David


From: Clare Toomer <c.toomer@teacherstern.com>
To: 'David Levy' <davidlevylondon@yahoo.com>; Jack Rabinowicz <j.rabinowicz@teacherstern.com>
Cc: Suzanne Martin <suzanne@suzannemartin.com>; Dr Janko Mrsic-Flogel <janko@kattare.com>
Sent: Monday, May 16, 2016 3:15 PM
Subject: RE: Meeting Friday [TS-TSSDocs.FID340663]

Dear David

Please see attached the earlier email chain between me and Suzanne and a further email from Suzanne along the lines of yours below. Apologies, until I received very similar emails from you both, I had not appreciated you had not been copied previously.

Other than suggesting the police be called if Mr Melbourne becomes (more) unpleasant and repeating that lawyers have been instructed and therefore all communications about Retro should be directed via us, there is not much else I can recommend Elaine do.

I can write a short letter to Mr Melbourne along these lines if you would like?

As to Counsel – we are pushing.

Kind regards

Clare


From: David Levy [mailto:davidlevylondon@yahoo.com]
Sent: 16 May 2016 15:05
To: Clare Toomer; Jack Rabinowicz
Cc: Suzanne Martin; Dr Janko Mrsic-Flogel
Subject: Re: Meeting Friday

P.S. Any word from Counsel?


From: David Levy <davidlevylondon@yahoo.com>
To: Clare Toomer <c.toomer@teacherstern.com>; Jack Rabinowicz <j.rabinowicz@teacherstern.com>
Cc: Suzanne Martin <suzanne@suzannemartin.com>; Dr Janko Mrsic-Flogel <janko@kattare.com>
Sent: Monday, May 16, 2016 3:03 PM
Subject: Re: Meeting Friday

Dear Clare,

By now you will probably have heard from Suzanne about this email (and Melbourne's visit to Elaine's home).

Apart from this being disgraceful behaviour, it is potentially very damaging to Clive's health. I have spoken to him a couple of times in the past few days, and to Elaine, and it is very clear to me that although Clive is in much better condition than he was while he was in hospital, he is still very frail, both psychologically and to some extent physically. He needs to have an operation on his ankle, which is being arranged to take place in Yorkshire, and he needs absolute rest and calmness. I spoke to Clive's brother Iain a few days ago and he emphasized that no-one should talk to Clive about business or about any other subject that might put pressure on him, and Elaine has endorsed that.

Is there any way that Mebourne can be stopped from harassing Elaine and Clive? What would you recommend?

Best,

David


From: Darren Melbourne <darren.melbourne@ideaspad.co.uk>
Sent: Monday, 16 May 2016 11:06
To: elaine_millar@yahoo.co.uk
Subject: Meeting Friday

Good Morning Elaine,

It was good meeting you on Friday and obviously an honour meeting Clive, albeit briefly. It's a shame seeing him in such a frail condition and I would hope that he regains his health as soon as possible.

My reason for coming to see you today was to talk to you about the ridiculous situation that David Levy appears to be intent on embroiling me in. The facts are quite simply:

It was my idea to work with the Commodore range of machines. My history with the Commodore brand extends back to 2001 when my colleague and I licensed the entire range and went on and created the Commodore DTV device. In an email to me David has acknowledged that the Commodore project was entirely my idea.

I've read an email from the Sinclair Research Finance Director Robert (I'm sorry, I don't know his surname) that categorically states that he had spoken with Clive about my Commodore project and Clive had no interest in the project and that it was never a part of Sinclair Research Ltd.

Why therefore is David Levy still attempting his ridiculous legal shenanigans? As far as I can tell, it's a waste of company time, money and resources at best. I have taken legal advice regarding the last communication that I received from David Levy and given it's spurious and frankly ridiculous nature I have been advised to ignore it as there is simply nothing for me to answer.

My reason for coming to talk to you is that you're a Director of Sinclair Research Ltd, which is a shareholder in Retro Computers Ltd. I would have approached Robert, Clive or Lady Sinclair but I had no way or reaching any of them.

As a Director and shareholder perhaps you have some influence in this regard? I would see it being within your organisations best interests to end this before it becomes a very public embarrassment for everyone involved.

Alternatively, perhaps it would be better to speak with Clive or Robert? I'm sure that if I speak to Paul Andrews that he would be more than happy to drive up to Harrogate and meet with Clive and yourself. I appreciate that given Clive's current frailty that perhaps you would prefer to act on his behalf?

You have asked for my discretion regarding Clive's location and of course I will respect this. As of this moment I haven't divulged this information to anyone, not even my associates Paul Andrews and Chris Smith. Paul is very firmly of the opinion that if he speaks with Clive that Clive will put a stop to David Levy's activities. If I can ask you to intercede then there is no reason for anyone to further interrupt Clive's recuperation. I'm certain that you will help me if you can.

Very best regards and thank you again for your time.

Darren

Darren Melbourne
SVP Licensing


Dear Clare,

I have just spoken to Elaine who is very distressed by the Melbourne visit and I would like him to be told in no uncertain terms to stay away from her
home and Sir Clive. As you know Sir Clive is convalescing there and I do not want him to be distressed or "talked into" anything in anyway.

She has now received the following note from him too. And I suspect that they will take it upon themselves to visit and my reading of this is that they are also planning on making this public.

Furthermore, Andrews knows how to contact Freestone and Angie Sinclair so it is possible that there is a split in the camp at there end...

Please let me know - I have advised her to call the Police if he or anyone turns up again

Best

Suzanne

Sent from my BlackBerry 10 smartphone.


 

On 16/5/16 14:36, "Clare Toomer" <c.toomer@teacherstern.com> wrote:
> Dear Suzanne
>
> Thank you for this. I can confirm safe receipt.
>
> We are still waiting (and pushing).
>
> Kind regards
>
> Clare
>
> Clare Toomer
> Solicitor
>
>
> t +44 (0) 20 7242 3191 x 3322
> f +44 (0) 20 7197 8066
> d +44 (0) 20 7611 4872
> m +44(0) 7813 544 948
>
>
>
> Teacher Stern is proud to support Doorstep London and The Sick Children¹s
> Trust as its nominated charities.
>
>
>


> -----Original Message-----
> From: Suzanne Martin [mailto:suzanne@suzannemartin.com]
> Sent: 16 May 2016 14:04
> To: Clare Toomer
> Cc: Jack Rabinowicz; janko@kattare.com
> Subject: Re: Darren Melbourne.
>
> Dear Clare
>
> Please be advised that your fees have been paid.
>
> Do you have any news on the barristers opinion?
>
> Many thanks
>
>
> Suzanne
>
> Sent from my iPhone


>> On 16 May 2016, at 12:03, Clare Toomer <c.toomer@teacherstern.com> wrote:
>>
>> Dear Suzanne
>>
>> Elaine should tell Mr Melbourne that she/Sinclair has instructed solicitors
>> and that all communications be directed through us. If he continues to
>> harass her/Sir Clive, she should call the police.
>>
>> Kind regards
>>
>> Clare
>>
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: Suzanne Martin [mailto:suzanne@suzannemartin.com]
>> Sent: 16 May 2016 11:57
>> To: Clare Toomer; Jack Rabinowicz; janko@kattare.com
>> Subject: Darren Melbourne.
>>
>> Dear Clare,
>>
>> At some point over the last couple of days Darren Melbourne turned up
>> unannounced at the home of Elaine Miller. He apparently started ranting at
>> her about David and then when Sir Clive, who is recuperating at Elaine's
>> house, appeared from the car he started fawning over him.
>>
>> Two things spring to mind firstly - this is a man who is desperate and
>> probably thinks he is in trouble. Secondly this is intimidation -Elaine would
>> normally be alone and he probably expected that to get the case. I am waiting
>> to speak to Elaine - but this type of behaviour should be stopped
>> immediately. Sir Clive is recuperating and does not need this intrusion.
>>
>> Could someone please call me.
>>
>> Best
>>
>>
>> Suzanne
>>
>> Sent from my iPhone


Dear Suzanne

Thank you for this. I can confirm safe receipt.

We are still waiting (and pushing).

Kind regards

Clare

Clare Toomer
Solicitor
t +44 (0) 20 7242 3191 x 3322
f +44 (0) 20 7197 8066
d +44 (0) 20 7611 4872
m +44(0) 7813 544 948
Teacher Stern is proud to support Doorstep London and The Sick Children’s Trust as its nominated charities.


-----Original Message-----
From: Suzanne Martin [mailto:suzanne@suzannemartin.com]
Sent: 16 May 2016 14:04
To: Clare Toomer
Cc: Jack Rabinowicz; janko@kattare.com
Subject: Re: Darren Melbourne.

Dear Clare

Please be advised that your fees have been paid.

Do you have any news on the barristers opinion?

Many thanks

Suzanne

Sent from my iPhone


> On 16 May 2016, at 12:03, Clare Toomer <c.toomer@teacherstern.com> wrote:
>
> Dear Suzanne
>
> Elaine should tell Mr Melbourne that she/Sinclair has instructed solicitors and that all communications be directed
through us. If he continues to harass her/Sir Clive, she should call the police.
>
> Kind regards
>
> Clare
>


> -----Original Message-----
> From: Suzanne Martin [mailto:suzanne@suzannemartin.com]
> Sent: 16 May 2016 11:57
> To: Clare Toomer; Jack Rabinowicz; janko@kattare.com
> Subject: Darren Melbourne.
>
> Dear Clare,
>
> At some point over the last couple of days Darren Melbourne turned up unannounced at the home of Elaine
Miller. He apparently started ranting at her about David and then when Sir Clive, who is recuperating at Elaine's
house, appeared from the car he started fawning over him.
>
> Two things spring to mind firstly - this is a man who is desperate and probably thinks he is in trouble. Secondly
this is intimidation -Elaine would normally be alone and he probably expected that to get the case. I am waiting to
speak to Elaine - but this type of behaviour should be stopped immediately. Sir Clive is recuperating and does not
need this intrusion.
>
> Could someone please call me.
>
> Best
>
>
> Suzanne
>
> Sent from my iPhone

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