Washington: Anne Hathaway’s ex-boyfriend Raffaello Follieri, who was serving sentence for swindling millions of American dollars from investors in a church buying scheme has been deported from the United States of America.
Follieri, was taken from federal prison in Loretto, Pennsylvania, where he had been serving for four-and-a-half-years and quickly sent back to his native country Italy, reported Contactmusic.
The convicted conman who had been ‘The Devil Wears Prada’ actress’s partner between the years of 2004 and 2008, pled guilty to conspiracy, wire fraud and money laundering in October 2008.
A representative for US Immigration and Customs Enforcement told TMZ that “ICE carried out the order of an immigration judge, and removed Follieri from the United States May 25, 2012.”
In 2008, Follieri had admitted in court that he had “no excuses” for his illegal actions.
Follieri had said at the time “The most important thing I want the court to know is I was not raised with bad values. I started off with good intentions, determined to run an honourable business and make everyone proud of me.”
“What I did was wrong and there is no point in making excuses. I will never be able to wash away the shame. I just hope that someday those who have been hurt by my actions will forgive me,” he had added back then.