Dude dates Anne Hathaway, Anne’s forced to dump his ass, media now follows dude’s life just so they can find out how much of a loser he is so they can be like, ‘Anne Hathaway dated this convict for years! So Anne, how do you feel about your ex, Raffaello Follieri, today?’
I mean, does this loser warrant all this attention? She dumped him. Relationship over. They weren’t married. They don’t have any kids. It’s ova, y’all! I am interested in finding out what his sentence will be, though. He’s an overnight star. Expect him to write a book and star in a reality show about his trial. Vh1, that’s money!
I feel sorry for Ravioli – that’s what I’m calling him. I feel sorry for him because it’s very sad, really. He did so many shady things just so he could front like he has stacks and now he’s in deep shit. Tragic.
Anne Hathaway’s ex Raffaello Follieri appeared in Manhattan federal court Tuesday to face 12 counts of wire fraud conspiracy and money laundering.
Judge Henry B. Pitman set bail at $21 million ($16 million must be paid in cash or by liquid assets or property; $5 million must come from financially responsible co-signers).
Follieri, a 29-year-old Italian businessman, was also forced to hand over all travel documents and placed on home detention. He is not allowed to leave his NYC home except for legal, religious and medical reasons. (If he leaves, he must wear an electronic-monitoring device.)
Federal prosecutors argued that they had “overwhelming” evidence that Follieri improperly spent up to $6 million from investors to live a lavish lifestyle â€” including expensive restaurants and clothes; a privately chartered jet with Hathaway; dog walking services; an opulent NYC apartment that leased for approximately $37,000 per month.
At court, Follieri (who could get life in prison) appeared angry, often shaking his head or interrupting his attorney to tell her what to say, the Associated Press reports.
“In short, your honor, he is a con man, and he was able to defraud a lot of people out of a lot of money over a long period of time,” Prosecutor Reed Michael Brodsky said.
The prosecutor also claimed Follieri tested positive for opiates during a routine drug test shortly after his arrest Tuesday morning.