Italian con-man playboy (and Anne Hathaway ex) Raffaello Follieri is in big trouble for fraud, but his lawyer is taking poetic license to defend his character—just a small-town boy, born and raised in south Italy. "He was surrounded by movie stars and celebrities, and this young man who neither drinks nor smokes be came intoxicated with it all," she wrote. We're practically expecting the lyrics of Journey at this point: Took the midnight train going anywhere. But wait, there's more: "To say his hopes and dreams of building a thriving business in the United States has been a disaster is an understatement..." If by "thriving" she meant "stealing," then yeah. [NY Post]