Anne Hathaway's recently ex-boyfriend Raffaello Follieri was arrested for a wire fraud and money laundering Vatican scam. Luckily Anne Hathaway just dumped her crooked lover before he got busted. The Devil Wears Prada and Get Smart star was single at the red carpet premiere wearing Bill Blass. Anne Hathaway did well this weekend at the boxoffice with 'Get Smart' earning 39.2 million dollars to beat the 'Love Guru'. Click here to watch a documentary on Anne Hathaway.
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The Devil Wears Prada actress Anne Hathaway put on a brave face at her latest film premiere last night after breaking up with long-term boyfriend Raffaello Follieri, the Mail Online can reveal. The 25-year-old movie star ended her four year relationship with Italian-American businessman, 29, over the weekend. The Brokeback Mountain star's decision follows over a year of scandal linked to Follieri. Last week, it was reported his charity Follieri Foundation, which funded vaccination programmes in developing countries, was being investigated by the New York State Attorney General's Office. An insider tells the Mail Online that Hathaway made the painful decision to end their relationship because of the effects his controversial business dealings could have on her career. Hathaway served as a director on the charity's board until some time last year, with her rep saying: 'Since she is no longer associated with the foundation, why would you expect her to be familiar with all of this,' when asked about the investigation. A source said: 'It's heartbreaking for her to dump him, and she's devastated that it's come to this, but she really didn't have a choice. His scandals were hurting her reputation.' Despite their split, it remains to be seen if the separation is permanent. The couple were reported to have split briefly this year after Follieri was sued by a former business associate for bouncing a $215,000 cheque. Criminal charges against Follieri were dropped after he turned himself into police and settled the outstanding bill. source
An Italian businessman who has been romantically linked to movie star Anne Hathaway has been arrested on wire fraud conspiracy and money laundering charges, Manhattan prosecutors said Tuesday.
Raffaello Follieri, who was awaiting an appearance in Manhattan federal court, is accused of falsely telling an investor that the Vatican had appointed him to manage its financial affairs.
He allegedly claimed that as a result of his Vatican connections, he and others could obtain properties of the Catholic church in the United States at a substantial discount to fair market value. source