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Anne Hathaway’s Ex Seeks Presidential Pardon

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Anne Hathaway’s ex Raffaello Follieri is reportedly seeking a presidential pardon in order to return to the United States.

Follieri, who was arrested in 2008 for defrauding investors out of millions of dollars, was sentenced to four and a half years in prison. Hathaway’s ex is out of prison now and living in London. But according to, Follieri is not allowed to return to the united states.

A source told the New York Post:

”He must be dying that he’s missing the limelight … ‘He misses America, and when he gets enough money he wants to lobby for a presidential pardon.”

Follieri, who dated the Oscar winning actress from 2004 to 2008, is also having problems starting a new business. The ex-con reportedly wants to buy an energy company but he’s having a difficult time finding investors.

The source added:

”He claims to be purchasing an energy company in Switzerland …. He’s having a hard time getting cash. He can’t figure out why, duh.”

President Obama recently issued 17 pardons to non-violent criminals but he doesn’t have any plans to allow Follieri back into the United States.

Here’s a video of Raffaello Follieri speaking after his release from prison.

Follieri lost his chance to live in the United States after he was arrested in 2008 and he also lost his chance to marry the beautiful Anne Hathaway. Hathaway had no problem finding a suitable partner after her ex was locked up for fraud. Hathaway said that she wanted to spend some “alone time” after Follieri was locked up but suddenly fell in love with Adam Shulman. The two were married last september.

Hathaway said: “I am very much in love with him, [only] Adam totally ruined my plan. I was really actually looking forward to a little alone time, and then I fell in love like a fool!”

Hathaway, who won the Best Actress Academy Award this year for her role in Les Miserable, thanked her husband in her acceptance speech.

Hathaway said: “I want to thank my husband. By far the best moment of life was when you walked into it.”

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NBC News reports that Follieri posed as a representative to the Vatican in order to swindle wealthy real estate investors. He spent more than $6 million of his investors money to live a lavish lifestyle and impress his Hollywood girlfriend.

Now that he’s served his time, more than 4 years in an Italian prison, do you think Hathay’s ex should receive a pardon in order to return to the United States?

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9 Responses to “Anne Hathaway’s Ex Seeks Presidential Pardon”

  1. John T Fitzgerald

    he should be forced to listen a tape of Anne's recent acceptance speech ramblings for 24 hours straight. If he survives with his sanity intact I say give him a pardon, he's earned it.

  2. Jeff Johnson

    go to jail, pay back those you stole from and then maybe-after years in prison you can come back as a pauper.

  3. Peter Tudosio

    Learn how to read, ''genius', he SPENT 4 years in prison and all his assets were frozen and ,.most likely, returned to victims!!

  4. Stephen Rivas

    All he has to do is change his name to Jose Gonzales and he can sneak across the border and live happily ever after.

  5. Steve Gordon

    Presidential pardon is within the realm of possibility. The POTUS is totally comfortable with defrauding the American people out of their money, especially if he thinks they're "rich".

  6. Jeff DeSau

    The problem is that with the pardon's you have to show remorse, I don't think he has ever done that.

  7. Anonymous

    I recently read an article that we were running out of scamsters. Uh, no wait…that was hamsters. Maybe Madoff can adopt him then he'd have a cool new dad AND U.S. citizenship!

  8. Jon Doe

    go to mexico and wade across the rio grande,,, like everyone else does….. then demand citizenship,,, like everyone else does…

  9. Jeff Johnson

    Peter Tudosio yes, 4 1/2 years in ITALIAN prison-not US. So why can't he return to the US? He needs a pardon -WHY? To be able to come back to the US and live with out being prosecuted? He serves his time for the crimes then OK, but if all done in Europe then what is the issue with coming back to the US? And I couldn't see anywhere in the article where he (or anyone) returned any money or where it was mentioned that his assets were frozen. If it is in another article I didn't read or see that one.

    I did not "read" anything into the article like "all his assets were frozen and ,.most likely, returned to victims!!" Nice punctuation, "genius."

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