Before news of the scandal broke and the couple had parted ways, she had always spoken lovingly of him in interviews and they had walked numerous red carpets hand-in-hand, including the Academy Awards. According to reports by the FBI, Follieri had misused funds received from investors, using the money to fund a luxurious lifestyle, one that included international travel and an extensive property portfolio. The luxury lifestyle claim made by prosecutors extended to holidays and privately chartered flights for himself, his relatives and his "then girlfriend", who was not identified in court documents but was believed to be Anne. It was found that Follieri had duped investors into contributing millions of dollars into a scheme he was running, one that involved buying up properties owned by the Catholic Church and then redeveloping them to sell at a profit.
Anne Hathaway's con man ex Raffaello Follieri says he they 'talking marriage' before his arrest
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Anne Jacqueline Hathaway born November 12, is an American actress. One of the highest-paid actresses in the world in , she has received multiple awards , including an Academy Award , a Primetime Emmy Award , and a Golden Globe. As a teenager, she was cast in the television series Get Real — and made her breakthrough as the protagonist in her debut film, the Disney comedy The Princess Diaries Hathaway made a transition to adult roles with the dramas Havoc and Brokeback Mountain.
Anne Hathaway's ex-boyfriend 'in Vatican fraud'
The Italian born Follieri, son of a lawyer and a mathematics professor, moved to New York in , when he was Soon after, he started the Follieri Group, a company whose ostensible goal was to help the Catholic Church unload their real-estate properties amid financial fallout from the child sex-abuse scandal. Follieri garnered investors by claiming that he had a close personal connection to the Vatican he did not that enabled him to buy Church properties at below-market rates he could not. Yet Follieri, committed to the ruse, installed an altar in his office, had a nun as his receptionist, and kept ceremonial robes in his office. He also started dating a young, up-and-coming actress named Anne Hathaway.
Anne Hathaway has likely spent the last few years trying to forget about her ex-boyfriend Raffaello Follieri, who was arrested in and convicted of fraud and money laundering. Follieri was released from federal prison in May , and sources told the New York Post that the real estate scammer "must be dying that he's missing the limelight," now that Hathaway is a much-talked-about, Oscar-winning actress. Sources say the Italian businessman, who dated Hathaway for four years, is trying to buy an energy company in Switzerland, but he's having a difficult time getting the money to do so. According to the Post's insider, Follieri misses America and wants to lobby for a presidential pardon, as he can't return to the U. Hathaway has since moved on from the con artist, and married Adam Shulman this past September , but the embarrassment of being duped by Follieri is believed to have caused her to second guess herself.