Anne Hathaway’s ex-boyfriend has been arrested again. This time for fraud. Raffaello Follieri, 29, is accused of running a real estate investment scheme where he claimed to be a representative for the Vatican in the US to buy Roman Catholic church properties at below-market value.
According to the complaint, Follieri spent hundreds of thousands of dollars he obtained from investors on an opulent lifestyle, including privately chartered flights to travel around the world with friends and family, expensive meals and clothing, a posh apartment in Manhattan and medicalÂ expenses.
According to the complaint, his actual connections to the Vatican amounted to attending meetings with members of the clergy in Italy arranged by an administrative employee whom he paid using money from his principalÂ investor.
Recently it was reported Anne Hathaway broke up with Raffaello because she was afraid his shady business practices would negatively affect her career. I don’t see why. He seems like a good guy. Come on. Who hasn’t pretended to be the financial officer for the Vatican to buy church property for cheap. People do it ALL the time. Just like telling a one night stand you don’t have an STD.