Thursday, February 23, 2017

GIRL ABOUT TOWN: Dodgy Duke divorces his third wife on FACEBOOK as he tells her not to use Duchess title

From:  The Mail

NOTE:  Laura is still the Duchess of Manchester.  Now, how is she going to monetize this doubtful property?

Alexander Montagu, 53, made a series of sensational allegations about his American wife, including the claim she had stabbed him with a knife
The scandal-loving Duke of Manchester has filed for divorce from his third wife Laura – and announced the news in an extraordinary Facebook rant to friends.

Alexander Montagu, 53 – nicknamed the Dodgy Duke thanks to his colourful past – made a series of sensational allegations about his American wife, including the claim she had stabbed him with a knife.

‘My wife, who claims she loves me, slashed my thumb,’ he wrote.

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Saturday, February 18, 2017


This contact came in to the site after two others which appear to have been sent by the same person.  One of these directly identified the sender as Laura but we will keep an open mind on the subject as the missive was not in all caps and short, but not entirely atrocious.  

Alex is in the slammer but that does not mean we will not be hearing from him.  Convicts get access to the internet and he will have few other outlets.  Remember that Craig Franklin's oldest son, Scott, incarcerated for hiring a hitman to kill his wife, emailed me.  It was creepy and bizarre, but there it was. 

Laura is news in her own right.  I've researched her and there is lots to say.  

By the way, bounty hunting implies there is remuneration in this project and, to date, there has been not one cent of money received.  That is fine.  I did not start it to make money but to get out the truth and so protect potential victims deceived by the title of Duke.  

The contact said: "i guess that's the last of the news for this site for a while.  damn, i really was enjoying your bounty hunting site - i guess all you have now is laura, the duchess without a duke".

Monday, February 13, 2017

Jailed duke is given an extra 30 months in prison over stolen car: Disgraced aristocrat also flouted house arrest before being locked up

From:  Daily Mail 

NOTE:  The extra 30 months is a charge not associated with the contested SUV, originally purchased with financing acquired through Speedy Car Loan in 2011.  Therefore, this is yet another vehicle theft, before not known.

Don't miss Wendy's article on the Ducal History for Car Theft.

The Ducal Carnival of Cars and the Unique Financing of Alexander, 13th Duke of Manchester

Hard to imagine that the reputation of Alexander Montagu, 13th Duke of Manchester, could plunge any lower. 

But the 54-year-old Duke — thrice married, once deported from Canada and exposed as a bigamist in 2011 — is evidently determined to prove otherwise.

Less than three weeks after receiving a five-year prison sentence for attempted burglary in his adopted home city of Las Vegas, the Duke has now been hauled back into court, picking up another sentence — this time for 30 months — for attempted possession of a stolen motor vehicle.

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Sunday, February 12, 2017

How It All Began - Some Posts from the Past

As Alexander, 13th Duke of Manchester, is getting used to prison in Nevada, and facing new charges, we should remember his victims.  These include his first and second wives, Marion Stoner and Wendy Buford Montagu.  Wendy gave Alex two wonderful children who suffered through his abusive behavior along with Wendy.  

Marion's Story 

Saturday, March 31, 2012

Wendy's story on this site.  See 

March 28, 2013

When Alex Met Wendy – Or, the Psychopath Who Ate My Life.

Wendy is an honest person who was, and remains, a hard working conscientious mother and employee. 

Alex's sister, Emma, also suffered from the distress of having a brother who took financial advantage of her.

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

 The toll taken by Alex, both financial, emotional and measured in trauma which defies belief  should stand as a reminder it is necessary to find ways to remove psychopathic individuals from power of any kind.  
Here is a short essay by Wendy Montagu, Alex's second wife, chronicles her then husband's thieving methods for acquiring motor vehicles.  

Thursday, April 3, 2014

The Ducal Carnival of Cars and the Unique Financing of Alexander, 13th Duke of Manchester

by Wendy Buford Montagu

Rayelan Smith, who uses multiple other pseudonyms, asked me to put up the website for Alex and Laura on July 25, 2011.  I was told I would be paid both for the site and for writing Alex's biography. For the next several weeks I interviewed Alex nearly every day for hours.  

The website was up on July 26, 2011.
Email from Laura 
                        25  Laura calls Melinda for the first time, Melinda's number provided to Laura by Raye Smith. 
                      26 – Email from Laura to Melinda regarding website. 

Only much later would I learn the entire scam was set up by Craig Franklin, Morgan and Jay Gell, and his associates at GHS to take down a website which provided them with more transparency than they found comfortable.  Raye appears to have been hired to assist with their plans and then she added Alex and Laura to the attack team.

Wednesday, February 8, 2017

UPDATE: Man claiming to be Duke of Manchester sentenced 3:49 PM, Sep 1, 2016 3:46 PM, Feb 7, 2017

From:  13 Action News

On the issue of where Laura has gone:  It is likely she is in Laguna Beach with her Aunt and looking for another, less tumultuous, position.  She should remember jobs are available at the local McDonalds.  

UPDATE ON FEB. 07: The man who claimed to be the Duke of Manchester has been sentenced to up to 30 months in jail. 53-year-old Alexander Mantagu-Manchester was accused of numerous misdemeanor and felonies, including filing a false police report. He was sentenced on 166 counts total.
LAS VEGAS (AP) -- Defense attorneys are seeking the release from jail of the Australian-born 13th Duke of Manchester, who has been in custody for nearly three weeks in Las Vegas on felony and misdemeanor criminal charges.
One of Alexander Montagu-Manchester's court-appointed lawyers, Robert O'Brien, said Thursday that his attorneys are concerned about his medical condition.
O'Brien says they'll ask a judge on Friday for his release on the grounds of "medical necessity."
Montagu-Manchester has been jailed since Aug. 12 on a felony false police report charge that a judge said violated terms of his release on a previous burglary charge.  MORE