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Ivanka Trump's Jewelry Line Allegedly Involved In $100 Million Money Laundering Scheme!

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Remember how Ivanka Trump suddenly canceled her jewelry line back in March?

You may not as it followed closely on the heels of a much bigger story, when Kellyanne Conway (and later, Donald Trump himself) gave her fashion line free advertising during a news segment.

After claiming a spike in sales, the company quietly said no more fine jewelry with an enigmatic statement we couldn't quite get our heads around.

Related: Ivanka's Visit To A High School Resulted In At Least One Student Being Taken Home!

Well, now we may finally have an answer why Ivanks wanted to distance herself from the brand — it may have been part of a massive money laundering scheme!

Thanks to a new report in GQ, who reviewed filings in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York, we now know the Commercial Bank of Dubai got permission to subpoena the jewelry line, which it claims is part of a scheme to launder $100 million.

The allegation basically goes like this:

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Anne Hathaway's Criminal Ex Set To Be Released From Prison…And Deported!

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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:

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Vatican Bank Under Investigation For Money Laundering!


Italian authorities have seized over $30 million from a Vatican bank account as a precautionary measure, while they investigate top officials, including chairman Ettore Gotti Tedeschi, in the bank for suspected money laundering!

The Vatican responded this morning by standing behind Tedeschi, and released the following statement:

"The Holy see is perplexed and surprised by the initiatives of the Rome prosecutors, considering the data necessary is already available at the Bank of Italy."

According to reports, authorities began scrutinizing the Vatican after their bank never informed them over where a large sum of money came from. A bulk of the money seized was allegedly set to be transferred for JP Morgan in Germany, while the remainder was going to Banca del Fucino.

Shady shady.

But is anyone really surprised?

[Image via Getty Images.]

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