Anne Hathaway's Ex-Boyfriend Arrested
Posted on Tue Jun 24, 2008 09:36 AM PDT

Anne Hathaway annehathaway040308.jpg LOS ANGELES, California (X17online) - Anne Hathaway's ex boyfriend, Raffaello Follieri has been arrested in Manhattan on charges of wire fraud conspiracy and money laundering, according to E! Online. Follieri is scheduled to appear in Manhattan Federal court later today to face the charges.

Follieri also claimed that he was a chief financial officer for the Vatican, and according to prosecutors, fraudulent businessman lied about his involvement in order to purchase domestic properties owned by the Catholic church at a discounted price.

Last week, a default judgment was filed against Follieri after he failed to pay American Express Bank nearly half a million dollars, and several weeks ago Follieri was investigated by the New York State Attorney General after failing to file the requisite IRS tax disclosure forms for his charity, the Follieri Foundation. Additionally, Follieri was arrested on April 3 for writing a bad check, a charge which was later dropped.

Hathaway broke off her relationship with Follieri just one week ago, and though this may have been a tough week for the actress, her movie, Get Smart did take the number one spot at the box office this past weekend.