Raffaello Follieri Dumped Just Hours Before Arrest

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As Raffaello Follieri's wonderful world of scams and sleaze slowly became unraveled, he reacted like any upstanding citizen and man with a pair:

Mooching tens of thousands of dollars off of Anne Hathaway.

Raffaello Follieri Photograph

The actress paid her shady con-artist boyfriend's staggering $37,000 monthly rent for four months until finally, in June, his lease ran out - and she dumped his pathetic ass as federal investigators began to close in on an arrest.

The young star cooed over Raffaello Follierri repeatedly ever since the pair met in spring 2004, but their fiery relationship ended this summer.

His golden paycheck and lover gone in one fell swoop, the humiliated Follieri broke down into tears June 23, crashing at his parents' place at Trump Tower and moaning that his "baby," Hathaway, dumped him over the phone.

Raffaello Follieri wept as he took the distressing call from Anne Hathaway.

Hathaway, 25, tried to let the businessman off gently, telling him: "You were the love of my life. I'll always love you. You know that, baby."

Very sweet. Six hours later, the feds busted in and hauled the douchebag away in handcuffs on charges of money laundering and wire fraud.

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