John Alexander is a fraudster and predator.
His real name is Leslie Cheers !
Updated: September 25, 2017
If anyone has
had, or is contemplating, dealings with this person, or anyone associated with him, please
contact Wikifrauds urgently.
Leslie Matthew Cheers, aka John Alexander
We are getting enquiries and requests for information about this racidivist con artist every week. DO NOT DO BUSINESS WITH THIS MAN!
You will lose everything you give him no matter how good the plans appear.
Cheers is a convicted fraudster who was sentenced to seven years jail
for for dishonesty in the nineties. He has an extensive criminal
record going into the last decade, and is now working with Peter Liva in trying to obtain fees in
advance from would-be borrowers through PL Securities. See criminal history citation below.
We have further
criminal history available relating to Cheers's activities involving
unlicenced home constructions, deposits taken on land acquisition,
forged documentation and signatures, and some downright callous
predation on one insuspecting and trusting woman that Cheers met
through an introduction agency. Readers wanting to see trial
transcripts should contact us
and we will forward them. These are lengthy documents too large to paste
here. Companies (now defunct) he has been in control of are Devcon,
Orchid Homes, Snowlake, Anivor, Flamekey and Whywait.
Cheers and Peter Liva (see below)
are also working
closely with a Richard Goodfellow and others we will name in this scam. Cheers has been using the name "John Alexander" and
posing as a representative of victims in numerous contacts with
Wikifrauds relating to the Peter Liva and Facultus scam. "Alexander's"
email address firstname.lastname@example.org
is the same email address Cheers uses to negotiate loan offers and fees collected for Peter Liva.
We also know that Cheers and Richard Goodfellow organised the registration of Liva's PL Securities
for Liva, and were using this front company to raise fees for Liva, and
that in turn it was Liva's solicitor Graeme Delaney who introduced
Goodfellow to Liva!
Posing as "Alexander", Cheers twice "passed" on threats to us in the
last few months that he, "Alexander" would be unable to control an
"exitable, arm waiving Greek or Italian type character" from Sydney who
would "deal with us" if we published the Facultus and Liva matter,
which we have now done. He has also claimed to have a "heavy" in Sydney
who would take care of anyone else who exposed Liva. These matters have
already been advised to the Australian Federal Police and the NSW
Update Nov 27 2012:
This scumbag is still actively trying to borrow money and promising to
repay from funds he alleges his accomplice Peter Liva now has. Under no
circumstances should anyone lend this conman as much as a cigarette!
Any attempts from him to borrow money or obtain fees for business
dealings should be reported to the Fraud and Corporate Crime Group at
Brisbane Police ( 07 3364 4125), or by contacting us.
Walter Frymml's name appears as a fellow director of many companies run by Cheers. It appears he has his own fraud history
as disclosed by a news article in Gold Coast dot com
Also disclosed in a series of ASIC documents on Cheers' numerous companies are continued directorships and shareholdings of Judith Helen Wickham
, Robin Noel Wickham
, and Annitta Waterhouse
. Waterhouse is well known deal spruiker on the Gold Coast.
LESLIE MATTHEW CHEERS
COURT OF APPEAL
MACROSSAN CJ McPHERSON JA de JERSEY J
CA No 214 of 1997
LESLIE MATTHEW CHEERS
260897 T17/HMH8 M/T COA19/97
de JERSEY J: The applicant is a 54-year-old man who has sought
leave to appeal against an effective sentence for offences of
dishonesty of seven years with parole recommended after two and
a half years. He pleaded guilty to the charges which explains
in part the parole recommendation. The head sentence is partly
referable to his prior criminal history, convictions for other
dishonesty which had led to three years probation and, of
course, to the circumstances of the particular offences.
The charges were spread over two indictments. The first contained
a count of misappropriation with a circumstance of aggravation for which he was
imprisoned for six years, seven counts of false pretences each of which
attracted three years imprisonment, 11 counts of forgery with a circumstance of
aggravation for which he imprisoned for seven years, and another seven counts
of uttering with a circumstance of aggravation which attracted seven years.
A second indictment presented ex officio charged 31 counts of
passing valueless cheques for which he was imprisoned for two years and eight
counts of false pretences for which terms of three years were imposed. All of
the sentences were to be served concurrently with an overall recommendation for
release after two-and-a-half years.
The offences arose in these circumstances. The applicant in August
1992 approached one Wilson
with a proposal to build 28 units. Mr Wilson was to provide the finance and the
applicant to act as site supervisor. They were to share the profits equally
after Mr Wilson recovered his $500,000 outlay for the 260897 T17/HMH8 M/T
Purchase of the land.
The building commenced in March 1993 and Mr Wilson was the
authorised signatory for cheques to pay for services and materials. The
applicant provided certified copies of invoices and, acting on that
certification, Mr Wilson would provide him with a cheque for payment for the
invoice on the basis that he would then pass the cheque on to the provider of
the goods and services.
As an example of what happened, on 17 March 1993 Mr Wilson was
given a photocopy of an invoice from Why Wait Plumbing for $7,954.30 and wrote
out a cheque for that amount. The invoice was false, no materials had been
provided. The applicant went to his solicitor's office with the cheque which
had a forged endorsement for the applicant's company. The applicant asked the
solicitor to clear the cheque through his trust account because he said he did
not have a banking account. The cheque was cleared and the applicant received a
On 8 April 1993 the applicant gave Mr Wilson an invoice from M L M
Cartage for $2,342.50 and received a cheque from him in return. That invoice in
fact related to work done at another site in which the applicant had an
interest. Using the same procedure, he obtained a bank cheque from the solicitor.
This was the general pattern relating to these offences, although there were
variants. In the end, $41,790.78 was lost to the victims of these offences of
The second indictment
related to a period August 1992 to May
260897 T17/HMH8 M/T COA19/97
1994 during which the applicant conducted 39 transactions on
cheque accounts with six different financial institutions. The
cheques were used to obtain goods and services which he used in
his building enterprises or for goods and services used in fish
and chips shops he conducted or to pay debts relating to his
building enterprises. None of the cheques was met on
presentation and the suppliers have never been paid. The total
amount outstanding in respect of that indictment is $131,535.59
so that the aggregate loss is $173,326.37.
There are two other features which bear mention relating to the
applicant. The first is that he was an undischarged bankrupt throughout these
periods. The second is that the offences committed after 1 September 1993 in
respect of the second indictment occurred while he was on bail.
He pleaded guilty, although the plea in relation to the first
indictment came only on the morning set for the trial. The sentencing was
thereafter adjourned twice in the hope that some restitution could be arranged.
It was first adjourned on 17 October 1996 until 17 April 1997, and then later
from 17 April 1997 to 2 May 1997. Neither adjournment produced any financial
relief for the victims so that that total amount remains outstanding.
Counsel for the Crown properly points out that the offences were
serious and that they involved a deliberate and systematic course of dishonest
conduct for almost two years involving 65 separate transactions. In all of
these circumstances, a sentence of seven years with consideration for parole
260897 T17/HMH8 M/T COA19/97 recommended after two-and-a-half could not be
described as manifestly excessive. The two cases to which we have been
referred, Taylor, CA406 of 1994, and Keogh, CA408 of 1994, in each of which the
ultimate sentence imposed was the same as here, provide ample support for the
sentence which was imposed here, the circumstances of those particular cases
being roughly comparable.
The applicant sought an adjournment of the hearing of this
application and the circumstances which led the Court to decline to adjourn
will appear sufficiently from the transcript of what has preceded this judgment
this morning. When asked to argue the merits of his application, he referred
only to a future possibility of restitution. The vagueness of that, accepting
for argument's sake its relevance, is of course reminiscent of the vagueness
apparently of prospects of restitution when raised before the learned
sentencing Judge on the occasions which led to the adjournment of the
sentencing process from 17 October 1996 ultimately to 2 May 1997. I would
refuse the application.
THE CHIEF JUSTICE: I agree.
McPHERSON JA: I agree.
Associate: "Dr" Peter
(Pierino) Liva, QLD Australia. (Currently in Brussels)
Pierino John Liva, or "Dr" Peter Liva
as he prefers to be known as, is a cheap
fraudster from Australia with a long and very bad credit history. We
have a list of around twenty or so people from whom he and his former company Facultus Pty Ltd
somewhere between $2M and $3M over the last two years, using fake
documents to con unwitting people with his scam plot. He is currently
(as of October) still in Brussels staying at the Novatel - on other
people's money we might add. Now he's trying it all over again with
this new company PL Securities, and we have the documents to prove it.
More details coming soon.
Obtained from Veda
Advantage as results of a Multi-Power Express search on Facultus Pty
Pierino John Liva, D.O.B. 31 October, 1966, Werribee
Current Address: 12 Winterhaven Key, Broadbeach Waters QLD 4218
(The Gold Coast)
Court Judgements: 19/4/2011 Creditor SOVEREIGN
Magistrates Court Judgement $7015
24/6/2008 Creditor TOWNHOUSE REMOVALS AND STORAGE PTY LTD Local
26/3/2007 Creditor CHRISTOPHER MARK
23/2/2007 Creditor UNIQUE LOANS PTY
Facultus Pty Ltd
Court Judgement: 24/8/2011 Creditor SENSIS PTY
Magistrates Court Judgement $36327
Court Action -
Current Creditor CHRISTOPHER JOHN
Facultus Pty Ltd ordered into liquidation. Action not defended by Liva.
Start: Mar 1987
Talia Property Investment Pty
Start: April 1988
Director/Secretary Multilec Services Pty
Derigistered Jun 1993
Start: May 1996
Director/Secretary Livacomp Pty
Deregistered Mar 2004
Start: Aug 1987
Director/Secretary Cantala Pty
Start: Jun 1997
Brewco Holdings Pty Ltd
Deregistered Jun 1998
Start: Mar 1987
Bromac Investments Pty
Start: Jun 2000
Director/Secretary Premier Focus Pty
Deregistered Dec 2005
Start: Jan 2004
Director/Secretary Corplink Services Pty
Deregistered Jul 2007
May 2002 Sales