Raffaello Follieri

The Reuters article wrote:

In a memo filed Monday, U.S. prosecutors asked U.S. District Judge John
Koeltl to sentence Follieri to between 51 and 63 months — what is
recommended under federal guidelines as outlined in his plea deal.
Follieri's lawyer wants him to receive only three years.

"Follieri was motivated by greed. He used his considerable charm and
skill to trick people into giving him their money,"
prosecutors wrote
in the memo, adding Follieri "shamelessly" told investors the Catholic Church was financially vulnerable due to sexual abuse lawsuits, and he lied about connections to the Vatican.

He is due to be sentenced on October 23. Koeltl could sentence him to
more or less than what prosecutors and guidelines recommend.

The full article can be read here. 

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