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Fake heiress Anna ‘Delvey’ Sorokin reportedly being released from jail – but is banned from social media | US News


Anna “Delvey” Sorokin, the infamous con man posing as a German heiress and swindling New York City’s elite, is said to have been released from prison – but has been banned from appearing on social media.

Russian-born Sorokin ran a flashy scam defrauding banks and big names in Manhattan with about $67m (£51.5m) in lifestyle funding by his jet plane.

“We are extremely pleased with the court’s decision today to free Anna Sorokin,” her attorney Duncan Levin told US media.

Sorokin, 31, is said to have been issued a $10,000 bond on Wednesday. She will be under house arrest.

Mr Levin said: “While there are still a few hurdles to getting through her release conditions, Anna is delighted to be out so she can focus on appealing her wrongful conviction.

Sorokin’s exploits in the so-called “summer of fraud” eventually led her to be found guilty of eight counts including grand theft in April 2019 and sentenced from 4 to 12 years.

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.

Wednesday’s ruling by US Immigration Judge Charles Conroy comes with an interesting stipulation: Sorokin must avoid any social media “directly or by a third party”.

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

Invented Anna.  (L to R) Laverne Cox as Kacy Duke, Katie Lowes as Rachel, Julia Garner as Anna Delvey, Alexis Floyd as Neff Dav.  Pic: Netflix
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Invented Anna. (L to R) Katie Lowes as Rachel, Julia Garner as Anna Delvey. Pic: Netflix

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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