Hathaway handed over about a dozen pieces of bling in August 2008, just after her Italian-born former flame, Raffaello Follieri, was accused of cheating investors out of $13 million by claiming he had connections to the Vatican, the New York Post reports. Follieri was sentenced to 4 1/2 years in prison that October.
According to court papers obtained by the Post, the "Bride Wars" star had until February to file a petition claiming ownership of the luxe pieces, which include two Rolex watches, a pair of silver-colored earrings with "blue and clear stones," a silver-colored chain with a cross pendant, two gold-colored rings, a five-strand pearl necklace, and a Louis Vuitton box.
Hathaway, however, can't be bothered with the baubles. Prosecutors say that neither she nor her "third parties" have staked a claim, the Post reports, so they are seeking a final forfeiture order to take official ownership of the goodies.
The brunette beauty has until May 26 to file an objection and petition to reclaim the jewelry, otherwise -- grab your paddles! -- it will be auctioned off to repay Follieri's victims.
Meanwhile, Hathaway's new love, actor Adam Shulman, has also found himself in hot water. He was accused of theft after removing a mural from a Manhattan construction site on Saturday.
Shulman apparently thought it was free for the taking, said H&H Builders president Ken Hart, but returned the artwork after realizing his mistake, E! Online reports.
When it comes to guys, seems like Hathaway has found herself a few gems!
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