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Did Anne Hathaway's ex con the Pope?




Remember how Anne Hathaway broke up with her longtime Italian boyfriend Raffaello Follieri a few weeks ago? Raffy Well, Raffy’s just been arrested on federal wire fraud, conspiracy and money laundering charges. The Associated Press says Follieri is accused of lying to an investor, making the staggering claim that he had been appointed chief financial offer of the Vatican. Nevermind the criminal charges here — where do you even get the cojones to make a claim like that? Apparently, Follieri used this fake Vatican connection to buy properties owned by the Catholic Church in the U.S. at a reduced rate — then spent the profits on expensive clothes, food, dog-walking services and other expenses. Follieri’s lawyer, Flora Edwards, told the AP: “It’s a little premature at this time. I am hopeful we will be able to resolve everything.” Pope Benedict XVI has yet to comment on Follieri, the charges, or what he thought of Get Smart.

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[Last modified: Tuesday, May 25, 2010 9:49am]


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