Anne Hathaway's ex will be paying for his crimes soon.
Raffaello Follieri was sentenced in Manhattan federal court Thursday, Oct. 23 to four and a half years of prison after he pleaded guilty earlier in September to 14 counts of wire fraud, money laundering and conspiracy, reports People.
"What I did was wrong and there is no point in making excuses," said Follieri in a statement. "I will never be able to wash away the shame. I just hope that someday those who have been hurt by my actions will forgive me."
Follieri was arrested in June and accused of lying to investors and using the funds for a trip to the Dominican Republic in 2006 with Hathaway and another couple, to pay rent on his $37,000 per month apartment and various medical bills.
He will receive three years of supervised release and must pay a $1,400 special assessment to the United States. His next hearing is Dec. 12.
Hathaway, 25, and Follieri, 30, dated for four years but broke up in June just before his arrest. In a "Saturday Night Live" hosting gig, Hathaway joked, "I broke up with my boyfriend, and two weeks later he was sent to prison for fraud. I mean, we've all been there, right, ladies?"Copyright © 2014, Los Angeles Times