(USNewsMag.com) – Anna Sorokin pretended to be a wealthy German heiress named Anna Delvey while living in New York City. Throughout her time in the city, she deceived banks and hotels and cheated wealthy socialites until she was apprehended in 2019.
Sorokin was convicted of various offenses, including attempted grand larceny in the first degree, grand larceny in the second degree, grand larceny in the third degree, and theft of services. She received a 4- to 12-year sentence in state prison, a fine of $24,000, and was ordered to pay about $199,000 in restitution.
Netflix paid Sorokin $320,000 towards her restitution in exchange for her story, which became “Inventing Anna,” a series starring Julia Garner. She said she hasn’t watched much of the series.
Sorokin is currently under house arrest in a fifth-floor walk-up East Village apartment building in Manhattan and has to wear an ankle monitor due to her pending immigration case. There’s a possibility she’ll be deported to Germany, where her family lives.
Syracuse University research found that in 2022, ICE will employ GPS ankle monitors in roughly 41,000 immigration cases. Sorokin feels that people wearing ankle bracelets are typically associated with criminal behavior, and hers is an immigration issue. She also mentioned feeling singled out by having the monitor imposed on her.
In an interview with Variety, she expressed regret about the decisions she’s made. She noted that she needs to live with her choices and the things she’s done, which are all public and will be with her forever.
To support herself, she launched The Anna Delvey Show Podcast on Spotify on June 6, 2023, where guests came to her apartment. Sorokin is also shooting a new reality series called Delvey’s Dinner Club, which will feature invite-only dinner parties in her apartment.
Though she keeps busy and can order anything she wants for delivery, she noted that staying in her apartment with no option to leave is draining.
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