Fake heiress Anna ‘Delvey’ Sorokin says she got ‘exactly what I wanted’ with release from jail | US News

Anna “Delvey” Sorokin, the con man who swindled Manhattan’s elite by posing as a German heiress, says she got “exactly what I wanted” after she got out of prison.

In her first interview since being released from prison, she told the New York Times she was “really happy” to be released from prison, adding that “nothing is guaranteed”.

Notorious scammer-social networking site defrauded New York City banks and big names out of about $67m (£51.5m) to fund a sit-in lifestyle her jet.

Spree finally saw her sentenced from 4 to 12 years and is the subject of the hit Netflix series Inventing Anna.

She was released from state prison in February 2021 but quickly returned to prison again after Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) put her in jail.

Sorokin, 31, was issued a $10,000 bond and was released from prison on Friday.

She was placed under house arrest and banned from appearing on social media.

Sorokin spoke to the New York Times, saying she’s “really happy”.

She told the newspaper: “They have refused bail before. It was an exercise in perseverance.

“So many immigration attorneys told me I was going to be deported to Mars before I even got to New York.”

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The fake German heir, the swindler of New York’s elite

Sorokin, who was born in the Soviet Union at the time, is expected to be at the Big Apple for a while when her immigration case goes to court.

“I’m really, really happy about it. That’s exactly what I want. In the end I just hope there’s more freedom.”

Sorokin currently lives in a one-bedroom apartment in the East Village area of ​​the city.

When asked if the rent for the apartment and $10,000 in security was hers, she replied, “Yes.”

Who is Anna Sorokin?

For years she was known as Anna Delvey, a wealthy German heiress with a taste for expensive wine, private jets, and designer clothes.

She has become a social media spotlight; Even during her trial, an Instagram account documented her outfit – a mix of designer and street, and always her signature thick-rimmed glasses – throughout.

But when the first news stories emerged questioning her identity, the story went viral like wildfire.

Prosecutors say Sorokin stole from others while pretending she had a fortune of €60m (£51m) – entering the upper echelons of society through a variety of defrauds. island in 2016 and 2017, financed a life she could never have had. capable.

In the end, they charged her with stealing £202,000 – including a £26,000 bill she was unable to pay for a chartered plane to and from a shareholder meeting for Berkshire Hathaway, a conglomerate multinational, in Omaha, Nebraska.

She was sentenced to between four and 12 years in prison and later released, but was quickly re-arrested by immigration authorities.

Her crime thriller has been the subject of news stories, a popular podcast and more recently a hit show on Netflix.


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