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Anne Hathaway's tainted jewelry headed for the auction block

June 21, 2010 | 11:11 am

Anne-hathaway In the spirit of but with a criminal twist, the feds will be auctioning off jewelry given to Anne Hathaway by her convicted-felon ex, Raffaello Follieri, the Smoking Gun reports. 

Follieri bought the baubles with money generated from his illegal activities, and the U.S. government will keep any cash that comes at auction. Hathaway, who broke up with then-arrested Follieri in June 2008, turned the items over to the FBI that August.

Follieri still got his own set of bracelets, however. After pleading guilty on 14 felony counts, he's in federal prison, serving a 4 1/2-year sentence handed down in October 2008.

-- Christie D'Zurilla

Photo: A legally bejeweled Anne Hathaway arrives at the 55th Annual Drama Desk Awards in New York on May 23. Credit: Neilson Barnard / Getty Images

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