Fraudster Anna Sorokin will be deported to Germany | International

Anna Sorokin, the fake heiress convicted in 2019 of defrauding New York’s elite, banks and stealing a private jet, will be deported to Germany, after being arrested in March 2021 by immigration authorities for have overstayed their visa. This is reported by the American media, including the New York Times, where it is confirmed that, according to several friends of Sorokin who were able to speak with her on Monday, the order will be carried out “soon”.

“She didn’t expect this,” Blake Cummings, who managed Sorokin’s Instagram account when he was arrested, told the US newspaper. For his part, Sorokin’s defense attorney declined to comment on the case and an Immigration and Customs Enforcement spokesperson did not respond to questions about the impending deportation, but confirmed that the fraudster Russian is still technically in the custody of immigration authorities.

Russian-born Anna Sorokin, who did her scams as Anna Delvey, moved to Germany when she was 15, where her family still lives. At 19, she left home to study fashion in Paris and in 2014 moved to New York, where she often stayed in luxury hotels without paying the bills, as was later proven at trial. in which she was tried for fraud. In her early twenties – she is now 31 – the young woman rubbed shoulders with Manhattan’s elite, although in a previous New York Times interview while in prison she said she never claimed to be a wealthy German heiress.

Under the guise of setting up a foundation for the development of private art under his false name, Sorokin requested tens of millions of dollars for the project, and for a time banks and hedge funds agreed to his requests backed by many false financial data, according to prosecutors. The scheme ended in 2017, when the allegedly wealthy heiress – whose parents were actually truck drivers – was arrested after failing to pay a $200 hotel lunch bill and convicted of racketeering in 2019, although she only served four of the 12-year-old max. she was sentenced to prison.

Since being arrested again a year ago, this time on immigration charges, the con artist has fought her deportation and railed against the American system. “It’s predatory, you’re doomed,” she said in an interview last month, noting that many people can’t afford legal representation and lamenting that there is no good rehabilitation program for fraudsters. “There are programs for drug addicts and for sex offenders, programs for violent inmates…but there is absolutely nothing for financial crimes. I took a cooking class. That tells you something on the system,” she said.

Sorokin’s story became fiction in the form of a mini-series on the Netflix platform under the title Inventing Anna. According to some media like Insider, the Russian received 320,000 dollars – around 290,000 euros – for the production.