Fake heiress Anna Sorokin vows to fight deportation to Germany

NEWYORK: Anna Sorokina rich young German woman of Russian descent New Yorkers while pretending to be an heiress herself, said that she would fight expulsion arrive Germany after she was released from prison recently.
Sorokin, 31, whose extraordinary story has inspired a fictional series on Netflix and was once a social media phenomenon, was released on bail late Friday and immediately placed under house arrest. family, with an anklet trapping her in her modest Manhattan apartment.
She spent a year and a half in a detention center north of New York City run by US Immigration and Customs Enforcement, known as ICE, found guilty of overstaying a tourist visa .
Sorokin was first arrested in 2017, then sentenced in 2019 to two years in a New York detention center on charges including grand theft. She served that sentence earlier – she was released early for good behavior – than the ICE agents detained her.
Since February, she has faced deportation orders to Germany, but in a weekend interview at her Manhattan building with The The New York TimesSorokin says she is struggling to stay in the US.
“For them to deport me would be like a sign of surrender – confirming the perception of me as a shallow person who only cares about obscene riches, and that’s not reality,” she told me. Times newspaper.
“I could have left,” Sorokin added, “but I chose not to because I was trying to fix what I did wrong. I have a lot of history in New York and I feel as though I’m on my way. In Europe, I’m running from something.”
Overcoming herself in 2016 and 2017 as Anna Delvey – a German heiress who claims to have a fortune of $60 million – Sorokin insinuated herself into the upper classes of New York society, convincingly members of the elite invest in an exclusive art club named after her.
She has a rare talent for twisting complex lies with an unusual poise that makes them seem believable.
Sorokin has received tens of thousands of dollars in loans, free private jet trips and accommodation at some of New York’s most luxurious boutique hotels.
In total, prosecutors say, she defrauded an unexpected amount of $275,000.
Sorokin was born in Russia, has German citizenship, is the daughter of a truck driver and a shop owner who immigrated to Germany in 2007.
In her custom designed oversized glasses, she frequented the fashion world in London and Paris before moving to New York for Fashion Week in 2013.
Her story eventually caught the attention of American producer Shonda Rhimes (“Grey’s Anatomy,” “Scandal”), who turned it into the Netflix miniseries “Inventing Anna,” starring Julia Garner .


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