Anna “Delvey” Sorokin, the falsely rich German, released from her detention center

Fake Russian-German millionaire Anna “Delvey” Sorokin, who deceived the finance elite in New York by posing as a wealthy heiress, inspiring a series on Netflix, was released on Friday, October 7 on the night of a detention center and could be expelled from the United States. This incredible 30-year-old man, sentenced in 2019 in New York to years of imprisonment for defrauding $ 275,000 at hotels, banks and relatives, was released on bail and under certain conditions, a spokesman for the Federal Police told AFP. immigration (US Immigration and Customs Enforcement, ICE).

The young woman had been detained since March 2021 in an ICE detention center in Goshen, 100 kilometers north of the New York megacity, for delaying her tourist visa after she was first released from prison. , for good behavior, in February 2021 “An immigration judge ordered on Tuesday to grant Anna Sorokin parole and bail from the ICE center,” immigration police said in a statement. According to the American media, the young woman had to pay a deposit of $ 10,000 and she will have to remain confined to her New York home for a while and wear an electronic bracelet.

An eviction order issued in February 2022

Anna Sorokin has been fighting for 18 months not to be expelled from the United States. A deportation order was issued in Germany in February, but she had filed suspensive appeals and obtained to remain in her detention center with much more flexible terms than a prison. Anna Sorokin, aka Anna “Delvey”, had succeeded in 2016 and her arrest in 2017 to deceive New York’s elites by posing as a wealthy German heiress in charge of a fictitious $ 60 million fortune. Able to construct clever lies thanks to an extraordinary bearing, the young woman – recognizable thanks to her large designer glasses – had obtained bank loans for tens of thousands of dollars, traveled for free on private jets and lived in the Hook buildings of Manhattan.


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German national and born in Russia near Moscow, Anna Sorokin is the daughter of a truck driver and shopkeeper who emigrated to Germany in 2007. She attended the world of fashion in London and Paris before arriving in New York in 2013 for Fashion Week. Arrested in 2017 and sentenced two years later, Anna Sorokin inspired television producer Shonda Rhimes (“Grey’s Anatomy,” “Scandal”) to make a hit miniseries on Netflix, “Inventing Anna,” starring Julia Garner in the title role.


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