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Anne's Ex Says Pasta La Vista to Freedom

6/24/2008 5:25 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Anne Hathaway's sketchy Italian ex won't be doing the Waverly Inn anytime soon -- the Feds just set his bail at $21 million, yes, million, and he'll be on house arrest even when he does make bail.

We were in the courtroom as Raffaello Follieri was arraigned and charged with six counts of wire fraud and five counts of money laundering. He'll have to pony up $21 mil before he can even go home -- and have to have five co-signers. The Feds also said that Follieri "tested positive" for opiates during a routine drug test.

Once Rafoolio gets out of custody, he'll be home-restricted by an electronic monitoring device and will only be let out for legal, medical, and religious reasons, and only on the island of Manhattan. He's due back on July 9th for a pre-trial hearing. Anne was not present at the hearing.

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2257 days ago


OUCH!! Good luck Anne, I always thought you were a class act.

2257 days ago


uh ohhhhhhh, can he write a check ????

2257 days ago


I wonder how much of Anne's money did he touched.

2257 days ago

Glisten Garbor    

Anne probably still loves him but her advisers begged her to dump him to save her career. Why would she even have dated someone like that. Not a very good judge of character.

2257 days ago


TMZ, what is the MO on this guy? Is that his real name?

2257 days ago


Are you kidding? Clearly she never questioned the source of his $$$. She was having a grand old time with him, first class all the way, including private jets, etc. All this and he runs a "non-profit"....

2257 days ago


too late
Anne's going down with him
She's too implicated

2257 days ago


That courtroom sketch of Raffaello looks like Javier Bardem from 'No Country For Old Men'.

2257 days ago


Anne stayed with this guy far too long. Surely she must have known at least some of what he was up to. I don't know why on earth she would stay with someone like this unless she really loved him and like many women, kept hoping he would change. Maybe she was gullible and believed whatever he told her.

2257 days ago


As much as Anne Hathaway should know, everyone who gave this crook money should had know. The guy was a con man. He was trying to placate everyone, and some big investors ponied up millions for his lies. Even when the apparent cracks showed after Ron Burkle sued him, he probably made a million excuses why he was being sued, ditto for not paying people.

Even if he didn't steal money, his business plan would had failed. He was trying to flip and/or develop church properties, and he was way way out of his league.

He is not going to make bail. His company doesn't own many properties outright without other people's money and his has a couple orders to pay up.

He will probably also get some serious tax evasion charges thrown against him as well, especially that he didn't file tax returns for his non profit...

It also appears that Anne Hathaway dumped him a couple weeks ago, than recently. I wouldn't be surprise that the Feds got alot of their info from her, but most from the deposition online seems to be all from What Burkle got when he sued Follieri.

2257 days ago


I hear the sound of a very large brick wall falling in his general direction.

2256 days ago

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