Wow! We can't believe it's already been this long!
You may recall that before Anne Hathaway became involved with Adam Shulman in 2008, she dated Raffaello Follieri, the con-man who was arrested on fraud charges after stealing millions from investors in a scheme in which he posed as the Vatican's point man on real estate!
Remember? Although poor girl wasn't charged, she had her own journals confiscated by the FBI during the investigation, and even had to give back jewelry he had given her as gifts!
Well, after pleading guilty to 14 counts of wire fraud, money laundering and conspiracy and serving nearly four years behind bars, Follieri is expected to be released from prison tomorrow, and will be handed over to federal officials to be deported!
According to a spokesman for US Immigration and Customs Enforcement:
“It is anticipated that Mr. Follieri will enter ICE custody for removal after his release . . . ICE does not discuss removal plans with the public due to privacy and safety concerns.”
And the jailbird's spokesperson Melanie A. Bonvicino elaborates:
“After my visit with Raffaello last week in Loretto federal prison, where he has for the past 48 months focused solely on his education, charitable endeavors and physical transformation, it is my understanding from counsel, that he is indeed to be transferred into the custody of ICE for immediate processing and subsequent deportation back to Italy where he is expected to be released into the care of his family. [He] expects to resume his role at the helm of the Follieri Group.”
Oh, good! Because he did such a good and responsible job with the title the last time!
We sincerely hope that this man has really used his time away to reflect on the decisions and behavior that led to these consequences, and that he can return back to society a better man, ready to take accountability for his past and move forward.
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