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Old 12-11-2011, 04:01 AM
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'Tahitian royalty' occured fraud

Queensland Health's alleged $16m scammer Joel Morehu-Barlow had everyone fooled he was Tahitian royalty | Courier Mail
He convinced everyone he was a Tahitian royal, but Joel Morehu-Barlow was just a Kiwi with a questionable past who allegedly funded his lavish lifestyle by plundering millions meant for charities.

Queensland fraudster a Thames old boy - Story - National - 3 News
He is reported to have been well-known in Brisbane's high society and to have claimed royal connections in Maori and Tahitian society.

I'm royalty, the $16m fugitive told mates
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Old 12-29-2011, 04:07 AM
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Anyone with half a brain would have been able uncover the lies that Joel told. The Kaahui Ariki or close family members of the Maori King are few in number. If you're not one of his siblings or their children then you are not part of the establishment. There is enough information on the web to find this out. The Tahitian part would be more difficult to uncover. His name alone spells out that he isn't part of the Maori King's family. What a silly silly man.
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Old 01-03-2012, 04:44 AM
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Self-proclaimed Sultan of Sulu (Malaysia)

‘Sultan’ who’s an embarrassment to Putrajaya | Free Malaysia Today
Mohd Akjan is proving to be more of an ignoramus than a legitimate claimant to the Sulu throne, displaying little knowledge about the Malay sultanates.
Mohd Akjan Ali Muhammad, who won 15 minutes of fame by crowning himself as the 33rd Sultan of Sulu on Feb 2, 2011 is an embarrassment for Putrajaya that isn’t going away, anywhere, anytime soon. For one, he’s yet to be brought to Court on charges of having dual citizenship and being allegedly linked to the infamous Projek IC or Projek Mahathir. There are numerous police reports against him but the investigation file opened on him is reportedly in Bukit Aman and not in Sabah.
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For a man who claims to be Sultan, Akjan is appallingly ignorant of the origin of Muslim sultanates.He’s equally ignorant of the fact that sultanates in the islands of Southeast Asia were “Kerajaan Sungei” (riverine kingdoms) and not territorial in the western sense.
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Old 01-14-2012, 10:34 AM
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This guy sounds like my Ex husband, except he came from England over here and after we got married, he started telling me that he was a very "important" man in England, with titles and land, that he had an uncle that was a judge over there and another uncle who was a doctor to the royal family. Unfortunetly for him, he had no idea that I had some small kind of clue about royal titles and geneologies (sp) and that I'm very good at doing footwork to uncover the truth. He wanted me to leave the U.S. so that we could move over to the UK and live happliy ever after and live off an allowance from his mother's side of the family. Once I found out that he was a cocaine addicted, delusional, chronic,pathological liar, I left him, divorced him and will be very happy never to see that face again as long as I live.
These kind of people have some serious mental problems and literally should be locked up in the closest looney bin.
Shouldn't you have done the research BEFORE marrying him ? I know I would have......
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Old 01-14-2012, 03:45 PM
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Thanks on behalf of everyone, we are also as curious as you are. By the way, welcome to the Forum.

On that question about Cody Franchetti, he claims to be a Baron but I just saw he is better known for his arrogant remarks and in-your-face prejudice against other people that are not of his Elite. Word to the wise, those who really have a past and come from a provileged background normally do not brag about it. Much less use it to make others insignificant. Those are the signs of people with low self esteem who claim to be more than what their actual background is.

I found this notable quotes from this clown on this article:
Do not get near Cody Franchetti
January 25, 2006
and here are some of those gems from him:

• "I am an elitist. I believe in an elite, I believe that people want an elite ... because there s always been one, whether it be an oligarchy or a dictatorship."
• On Lisa Loeb: "She is very how should I put it? petit bourgeois."
• On pursuing his own reality show: "Yes, absolutely, [it s] cheap, trashy I m well aware of that. But we live in the age of Paris Hilton, my dear, so what am I going to do a show where I discuss Flaubert with people that call in? No, I don t think so."

As someone who did live in a dictatorship (Franco's) the remarks of this self proclaimed Baron are quite offensive and moronic. again, typical of a no-body celebrity trying to flash comments for pure shock value.

Now, I could not find any genealogy on that so-called Baron Cody Franchetti but there are Counts Franchetti, one of the members was married to actor Henry Fonda (Jane and Peter Fonda's dad): Countess Afdera Franchetti
But there is nothing to explain the title being downgraded from Count to Baron that can also give us a hint on who is this guy using that title. Maybe we have to realize that the so called aristocratic guests in that reality show are nothing but peripheral people as close to actual history making royalty as the planet Pluto is close to us. So, lesson learned here, don't believe everything you see on TV!
My problem with any of this is attributing him at all on the ROYAL Forums, he definitely not Royal, and probably not even Noble. So again I ask why discuss this loser on a forum about Royalty ?
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Old 02-20-2012, 05:39 PM
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Cody Franchetti is not titled but his father is titled that still makes him an imposter being he is claiming to something he is not even though he does come from a noble background.
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Prince Zsolt Marcus Bartha di Gonzaga:

https://www.facebook.com/PrinceZsoltMarcusBartha

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Old 05-31-2012, 09:08 AM
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oh dear, the things people do to themselves .
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Old 10-04-2012, 10:01 AM
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A FINANCIAL watchdog will be called in to probe Queensland Health's books in a bid to head off another fake Tahitian prince-style fraud disaster.
Health grants program to come under audit spotlight | News.com.au
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Then all of you who find this topic ridiculous, go back to post 193 to see where this subject began. P. S. Sorry for the misidentification, Russian -History.
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In this Australian TV programme shown last week, I help to expose two self-styled Polish princes living in Australia: Today Tonight Adelaide
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So I noticed a certain duchess at events and also in society blogs...I'm wondering how she is related to royalty. Her name is Gabrielle Choo and styles herself as Duchess von Schoeneberg. She even has a facebook page for herself. I can't seem to find anything on the Schoenebergs...
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Old 11-18-2013, 01:35 AM
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So I noticed a certain duchess at events and also in society blogs...I'm wondering how she is related to royalty. Her name is Gabrielle Choo and styles herself as Duchess von Schoeneberg. She even has a facebook page for herself. I can't seem to find anything on the Schoenebergs...
Familie von Schönberg
Maybe she's related to this family?
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Old 11-18-2013, 01:39 AM
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Familie von Schönberg
Maybe she's related to this family?
There is no Duchy of Schönberg...Imposters you know..Everywhere,but never more to be found then on Facebook...
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There is no Duchy of Schönberg...Imposters you know..Everywhere,but never more to be found then on Facebook...
I had a gut feeling that she was an imposter. I can't find anything in German nobility records and even on the family site. She goes to Le Bal de Crillon and somehow secures these exclusive invites which made me think...well, maybe? Maybe there's an obscure branch in a former colony? Perhaps it's just money since her husband (Christopher Choo) is on a TV show with "Baron von Wittenstein" (if that even exists).
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In Norway an entire family from the town Bergen named Fosse changed their name to Hohenzollern in 2012 and claimed to be out-of-wedlock descendants of William II, styled themselves as Imperial Highnesses, Grand Princes, Ladies and whatnot, and duped several Norwegian media (Her er keiser Wilhelms bergenske oldebarn | ba.no ) into reporting their hoax as true. They called their family "The Imperial House of Fosse-Hohenzollern" and made a website about this "royal house" (Kaiser Wilhelm II in Norway - Fosse Hohenzollern , the contents of which has since been modified after genealogists rejected their claims ). They also aggressively promoted the hoax across the Internet and managed to have Geni's main profile on William II include their grandfather Anders Elias Fosse, who was a petty criminal from Bergen of very modest family background, very much the opposite of upper class.

Here are some of them:

"Linn Cesilie Fosse Hohenzollern" (née Linn Cesilie Fosse) (who now styles herself as "Lady Hohenzollern", probably confusing German and English title traditions)
http://plus.google.com/114260891475196477941 (telling lies here: https://groups.google.com/forum/#!ms...A/n7SQHhA7Hm8J )

"Svenn Ove Fosse Hohenzollern" (né Svenn Ove Fosse)
http://www.facebook.com/svennove.fosse

"Kenneth-Wilhelm Fosse von Hohenzollern" (né Kenneth Fosse) http://www.facebook.com/kennethwilhe...n.hohenzollern

"Jan Harald Fosse Hohenzollern" (né Jan Harald Fosse)
http://www.facebook.com/jan.h.fosse.5

"Řyvind Fosse Hohenzollern" (né Řyvind Fosse):
Dette er Godteland-konseptet | Videomagasinet | Videomagasinet (who likes to call himself "His Royal Highness Grand Prince Řyvind Fosse von Hohenzollern" Sovereign Royal and Imperial House of Rurikovich - Investiture of The Sovereign Order of Saint John of Jerusalem ? Knights of Malta and who also "holds the Honor Title as: Honorary Count of the House Rurikovich" according to the website of another self-styled royal house: Alliance Houses ).

Several others, and it just gets worse.
Chiara F. Hohenzollern"
http://www.facebook.com/chiara.dainelli.3
who is even abusing the name to publish books!
Chiara Hohenzollern | Official Publisher Page
She styles herself as "H.R.H. Princess Princess Chiara F. Hohenzollen"

Her husband, born Kenneth Fosse, now styles himself as "H.R.H. Prince Kenneth-Wilhelm F. Von Hohenzollern."
E.A. James Swagger - 053 Princess Chiara

There is a long discussion about the Fosse-"Hohenzollern" family in Norwegian here where their claims are thoroughly refuted by Norwegian genealogists. hvem er jeg ? hvor kommer jeg fra ? :) " Er kirkebřker feil ? - Spřr Statsarkivet i Bergen - Arkivverket

Several members of the family participated there, but continue to style themselves as "Princes" and purport to be members of the Hohenzollern family.
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Anyone who does even the most basic research would easily discover the fraudulent nature of these claims. The Hohenzollern genealogy is more or less public record and accessible to anyone with internet access. The Fosse family's use of Royal/Imperial styles & titles is so obviously absurd they expose themselves, and only the most gullible would fall for it.
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Curiously, they presented this comical letter as "evidence" for their royal status. Allegedly written by the Spanish king, it contains several obvious inaccuracies, such as a reference to a "Prince Ludwig von Ost Preußen"(!).

http://static4.wikia.nocookie.net/__...rn_family.jpeg
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Old 12-19-2013, 05:54 PM
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It's strange but...

Man who says he is Princess Margaret’s secret son wins court ruling to see documents

Man who says he is Margaret
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Old 12-19-2013, 06:59 PM
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How does having access to Princess Margaret's and the Queen Mum's will help him determine if Margaret is his mother?

Wouldn't a DNA test from a relative of his supposed father or one of PM's children be better?

Why not PM's medical record?

He just wants access to the wills to see how much they were worth. I too want to see the Queen Mum's will. (I guess I'm her child she had very very very late in life. Or maybe I'm the Queen's child from her '3rd family'.
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