Anna Sorokina, con artist who invented Anna, freed but faces deportation: NPR

Anna Sorokina during jury meetings in her trial in New York on April 25, 2019. Sorokin, whose exploits inspired the Netflix series, was released from immigrant detention in home conclusion.

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NEW YORK – Fake socialite and convicted con artist Anna Sorokina, whose scheme inspired the Netflix series, has been released from U.S. Immigration custody in house arrest, said the immigration officers and its representative.

Anna Sorokina on home conclusion in New York, spokesman Judah Engelmeier said.

“Now Anna has the opportunity to demonstrate her commitment to growth and giving back. back and has a positive impact on who she meets,” Engelmeier said. in statement. She faces obstacles and she will overcome them with strength and determination using her experiences and lessons learned.

US Immigration and Customs Enforcement confirmed her release. Sorokin, 31, is fighting deportation to Germany.

She was condemned in 2019 of swindled $275,000 out of banks, hotels and dapper New Yorkers to fund her lavish lifestyle.

Using the name Anna Delvey, she introduced herself off how daughter of a German diplomat or oil tycoon, and lied about having a bankroll of $67 million (68 million euros). overseas to give the impression that she can pay off her debts, prosecutors said.

Her trial lawyer said she just got in over her head how she tried start a private art club and planned to pay up when she could.

The case became the basis for Netflix series “Inventing Anna” released it year.

After serving three years behind bars, Sorokin released last year and then detained by immigration authorities. They claim that she overstayed her visa and should be returned to Germany.

The immigration judge allowed way Wednesday for Sorokin will be released home detention during deportation fight games out. She is wearing ankle monitor and should have post bail of $10,000, provide the address where she will live, and agree not to post on social media.

Her current Lawyer Duncan Levin said on Wednesday that Sorokin wants to focus on appeal against her sentence.


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