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 News.au, 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.”
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?