Anne Hathaway’s former flame, Raffaello Follieri, to be released from prison and deported

By Jillian Claybrook ,

Raffaello Follieri is set to be released from prison after serving nearly four years in a Pennsylvania prison. Follieri, who was convicted of 14 counts of wire fraud, money laundering and conspiracy in October of 2008, will end his term in federal prison on Thursday, according to Us Weekly.

The New York Post reports that upon his release, federal officials will arrange for him to be deported back to his native Italy.

Melanie A. Bonvicino, a spokesperson for the former real estate developer, talked to the Post about a recent visit with her client.

“After my visit with Raffaello last week in Loretto federal prison, where he has been for the past 48 months focused solely on his education, charitable endeavors and physical transformation, it is my understanding from counsel, that he is indeed to be transferred into the custody of ICE for immediate processing and subsequent deportation back to Italy where he is expected to be released into the care of his family. [He] expects to resume his role at the helm of the Follieri Group.”

Hathaway and Follieri ended their four-year relationship in June 2008, months prior to his indictment. She spoke to Britain’s The Independent about how she was dealing with the breakup and the revelations of Follieri’s criminal acts.

“The worst thing that happens to you can be the best thing for you, if you don’t let it get the best of you,” she said, quoting Will Rogers, Us reports.

Hathaway is now engaged to actor Adam Schulman.




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