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Hathaway's Ex Sentenced to Slammer


Con man Raffaello Follieri, former BF of actress Anne Hathaway, was sentenced to 4 1/2 years in prison for fraud.

Follieri, 30, was arrested in June and accused of lying to investors. He claimed to have financial connections to obtain property deals through the Vatican, and he swindled funds for a trip to the Dominican Republic with Hathaway and another couple.

According to the complaint, Follieri also used investor funds for a $37,000-a month apartment, medical bills for himself and Hathaway, as well as for orthodontist bills for his father.

Follieri faced up to 265 years in prison, but in a plea deal chose not to appeal a sentence less than 63 months in prison. The U.S. Attorney's office reports the plea agreement forced Follieri to forfeit $2.44 million, 12 wristwatches and nine pieces of fine jewelry. He also lost Hathaway, who dumped him in June just before his arrest.