Thembani Mazaleni is also accused of extorting almost R300,000 from an SABC service provider.
Judge Thandazwa Ndita took issue with the fraudster’s lawyers handling of the bail application.
Business Day editor Songezo Zibi says deceit over credentials erodes trust in South Africa’s brand.
Sabric says people are being duped by an old email scam that’s now resurfaced.
Block along with other accused currently faces fraud, corruption and money laundering charges.
Frank Tamayo would scribble secret stock tips on napkins and pass them to an accomplice before eating them.