Anna Sorokin, who gained humiliation for posing as a wealthy German Fake Heiress Anna Delvey, continues to intrigue the public’s attention even years after her sentencing.
Fake Heiress Anna Delvey Case
Fake Heiress Anna Delvey originally known as Anna Sorokin, who deceived wealthy socialites and defrauded prominent banks and hotels during her time in New York City, has had a rough journey since then, PEOPLE reported.
After evading payment for her hotel stays and accumulating a hefty sum of approximately $275,000, Sorokin was arrested in October 2017 during a sting operation.
Following her prosecution, she was found guilty of eight charges, including grand larceny and theft of services.
In May 2019, she was sentenced to 4 to 12 years in state prison, fined $24,000, and ordered to pay restitution of around $199,000.
Since Fake Heiress Anna Delvey’s sentencing, various adaptations of Sorokin’s life have emerged, such as the book “My Friend Anna” written by her former friend Rachel Williams and the Netflix show “Inventing Anna,” which is based on an article by Jessica Pressler titled “How Anna (Sorokin) Delvey Tricked New York’s Party People.”
Fake Heiress Anna Delvey’s Life After Prison
Fake Heiress Anna Delvey or Sorokin was released from prison in February 2021 after serving a portion of her sentence.
Upon her release, she immediately returned to Instagram, resuming her online presence.
However, shortly after her prison release, she encountered another legal setback. In March 2021, Sorokin was taken into custody by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) for overstaying her visa.
Fortunately for Sorokin, on October 5, 2022, she was granted release from the ICE facility in Orange County, New York. The terms of her release included a $10,000 bail payment and a ban from social media platforms where she previously showcased her ostentatious lifestyle to friends and potential investors.
Presently, Sorokin resides in a fifth-floor walk-up apartment building in New York City’s East Village, where she is on house arrest and her immigration case is still pending, and she faces possible deportation to Germany, where her family currently resides.
Under house arrest, Sorokin is required to wear an ankle monitor at all times and is prohibited from leaving her residence for activities such as grocery shopping or going to the gym.
Instead, she has all necessities delivered to her home and hires a personal trainer who visits her apartment. The only exceptions to her confinement are weekly meetings with ICE officials.
Fake Heiress Anna Delvey Pursues Various Projects
Despite her restricted circumstances, Fake Heiress Anna Delvey or Sorokin has been active in pursuing various projects. On June 6, 2023, she launched a podcast called “The Anna Delvey Show” on Spotify.
Fake Heiress Anna Delvey or Sorokin plans to release her first single on the podcast, showcasing her original lyrics and words. Additionally, Sorokin has begun filming a reality series titled “Delvey’s Dinner Club.”
While juggling her professional endeavors, Sorokin also maintains a social life in New York City.
For her 32nd birthday in January 2023, she hosted a star-studded party at her West Village apartment where guests were required to sign non-disclosure agreements to attend, according to reports.
Unfortunately, Fake Heiress Anna Delvey or Sorokin’s journey after prison has not been without legal complications.
In June 2023, she faced further legal troubles as a lawsuit filed in Manhattan Supreme Court claimed that she owed her disbarred lawyer, Audrey A. Thomas, more than $152,000. The lawsuit alleged that Sorokin made false allegations against her former attorney to evade payment.
Following the termination of their professional relationship in April 2022, Fake Heiress Anna Delvey or Sorokin accused Thomas of withholding records relevant to her immigration and criminal case.
Thomas, in turn, claimed that Sorokin fabricated the allegations as an excuse to avoid paying the significant legal fees owed.