Leaver de-Montfort - notorious con man|
Inside Out challenges
one of Britain's most notorious con men over his latest, multi-million pound project
in which he poses as a United Nations veteran.
Graham Leaver was born in
Dartford, Kent on 12 June 1942.
He was jailed in 1987 for cheque fraud,
and later deported from the USA after he escaped from prison.
He also left
a trail of wealthy women claiming he had stolen money from them.
of Defence has no record of Mr Leaver ever having served in the armed forces,
but Inside Out discovered that he is currently posing as 'Major Brigadier G. G.
Leaver de-Montfort', claiming unspecified UN service in Asia & Africa.
a picture of himself in Knokke, Belgium by Inside Out, in UN beret, Mr Leaver
declined to defend himself or to explain why his new, Brugges based company, Merlin's
Eye, has a trail of unpaid debts.
The real thing?
Nancy van Braam,
the former marketing manager of Merlin's Eye, tells Inside Out she quit the company
when she found out who Mr Leaver really was, but not before the married conman
had proposed marriage to her.
Leaver de-Montfort - door stepped by Inside Out |
Inside Out that she accompanied Mr Leaver on a visit to Dubai.
him using his UN persona to try and persuade international businessmen to invest
in his latest project - a £600 million equestrian centre in the United Arab
Vincent Hillsdon, the Australian CEO of Transcom Software Inc,
tells the programme how he also met Mr Leaver wearing the UN beret in Dubai:
seemed the real thing. I thought he was Guiy Leaver de-Montfort working for the
Mr Leaver tried to persuade him to invest
£200,000 in Merlin's Eye, but Mr Hillsdon discovered the truth about his
background and decided not to invest.
Leaver de-Montfort - wearing the beret|
Senior UN official
in Brussels, Jan Fischer, confirms to Inside Out that Mr Leaver has no right to
wear the uniform, and that impersonating a UN officer is a serious offence.
Out first exposed Mr Leaver as a conman in 2003, when the programme revealed that
his 'Fly the Stars' project, which claimed to raise funds for victims of 9/11,
never produced any money for the victims.
Inside Out also established that
'Fly the Stars' was not supported by Mr Leaver's 'sponsors' which he falsely claimed
included Bill Clinton, Tony Blair, Margaret Thatcher & the Pope.
relating to this story:
The BBC is not responsible for the content
of external websites