'Vati-Con' Agrees to Pay $3.6M

Ann Hathaway's ex says he wants to repay fraud victims, but may be too broke
By Ambreen Ali,  Newser User
Posted Dec 16, 2008 4:23 PM CST
Follieri is serving a prison sentence and has agreed to pay back $3.6 million of the money he scammed.   (AP Photo)
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(Newser) – Raffaello Follieri, the jailed ex-boyfriend of actress Anne Hathaway who used alleged connections to the pope to scam investors, has agreed to return $3.6 million to victims, including two priests and celeb-billionaire Ron Burkle. It’s a small chunk of the $13 million the “Vati-Con” is accused of pilfering, but Follieri is supposedly broke after his assets were seized, the New York Post notes.

“I don’t have a crystal ball,” said a lawyer for Follieri, sentenced in October to 4½ years in jail, “but I think he’s going to try and make good on it.”