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Remember Raffaelo Follieri, the scam artist who tried to convince church officials that he wanted to do social good by buying rundown parishes in cash-strapped dioceses using supermarket magnate Ron Burkle's money? (If you need a refresher, here's the NCR story on Follieri.) Follieri is now serving time in a federal prison.

It seems that Anne Hathaway, the movie star who was dating Follieri right up to the time of his indictment, can't quite rid herself of the real estate tycoon's legacy. The New York Post reports that "Federal authorities are planning to auction off baubles Hathaway's high-living ex-boyfriend gave to her before he was busted in an investment scheme that involved fake connections to the Vatican."


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November 20-December 3, 2015


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