How exactly did the feds “Get Smart” about Anne Hathaway’s breakup with her troubled boyfriend?
A pal of jailed wheeler-dealer Raffaello Follieri suspects the starlet spoke with the FBI shortly before they arrested her ex for an alleged $6 million con job.
“It makes sense,” the friend said. “She’s referred to as his former girlfriend in the indictment even though her spokesman never confirmed they broke up.”
Hathaway, who is not identified by name in the criminal complaint, split with Follieri shortly before his arrest last week. He is charged with posing as an agent of the Vatican to fleece investors out of millions.
“I think that in return for her cooperation, the feds held off on arresting Follieri until she was out of the country,” the friend said.
Hathaway’s camp has declined to comment on Follieri’s legal troubles. The Italian businessman faces up to 20 years in federal prison if he’s convicted of wire-fraud and money-laundering charges.
The 29-year-old businessman is accused of living the high life after he allegedly duped investors into pouring millions of dollars into a phony real-estate scheme.
Follieri, a fixture at Hathaway’s side for years, remains locked up on $21 million bail.