Thursday, September 11, 2008

And the worst boyfriend award goes to...

I'm sure you all know the story about the Italian businessman Raffaelo Follieri who was dating The Devil Wears Prada and The Princess Diaries star Anne Hathaway. Apparently he misrepresented himself as a representative of...get this...the Vatican (!!) and used these fake connections to swindle a great deal of money out of investors who believed him to be getting unearthly deals on real estate. Not only did he misappropriate over 2 million bucks, he also used some of this money to buy his actress girlfriend lavish gifts of jewelry and watches (the good ones) that she recently had to hand over to the FBI. The Smoking Gun has all the juicy details of the gifts. Can you imagine?? Impersonating a representative of the Vatican: $2.4 million. Pretending to be a generous guy to his girlfriend: $300,000. Spending the next 3 - 5 in the clink: priceless.

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