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Actress Anne Hathaway’s Boyfriend Is A Crook

July 12, 2008

Anne Hathaway and Raffaello Follieri

Anne Hathaway just dumped her boyfriend, Raffaello Folleri, a few days before the FBI arrested him for fraud. It was being said for days that he was under investigation and now he’s been indicted. His bail is $21,000,000.

This is not the first time he has been accused of fraud and financial misconduct. Yet, Hathaway said with him anyway for four years, as they both lived in luxury.

He has spent money living lavishly with Hathaway, that had been donated to charities for kids. He used misappropriated funds to lease a $37,000 per month apartment in Manhattan (wow, that’s a cheap place – not).

He also bought tens of thousands of dollars worth of designer clothing and jewelry for himself and Hathaway from the fraudulent funds.

He’s now been charged with exploiting the Vatican, in lying to investors that he is able to secure on their behalf, low priced church owned properties. He even told investors the Pope had appointed him as CFO to oversee his financial business. Turns out, this was not true.

No word on whether or not the Vatican will press charges against him in his home country of Italy. If he is convicted of said felonies in America, after his sentence, he faces deportation to Italy under current U.S. guidelines.

Italian financier arrested on fraud charges in US

NEW YORK, June 24 (Reuters) – An Italian businessman who had been the long-time boyfriend of actress Anne Hathaway was arrested on Tuesday on charges of operating a fraudulent real estate scheme that he claimed was linked to the Vatican, U.S. authorities said.

Raffaello Follieri, 29, was charged with conspiracy, wire fraud and money laundering in a criminal complaint unsealed on Tuesday in U.S. District Court in Manhattan. He was expected to appear in court later in the day…

Follieri is accused of operating a scheme in which he led investors to believe that he had close connections with the Vatican that enabled him to buy the Catholic Church’s unwanted U.S. real estate properties at a discount, according to federal prosecutors and the FBI…


Anne Hathaway’s ex-beau busted on fraud charges

10:45 AM EDT, June 24, 2008 – It turns out that actress Anne Hathaway’s new film “Get Smart” isn’t the only thing that’s actually kind of dumb.

Now it seems her ex-beau, Raffaello Follieri, has made a pretty big blunder. The Italian businessman is accused of pretending to be the Vatican’s CFO and has been charged with wire fraud conspiracy and money laundering charges, authorities said Tuesday.



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