Friday, October 7, 2022

"German Heiress" Anna Sorokin to be Released from Immigrant Detention


Here is the latest installment of celebrity immigration news.  Convicated of fraud related crimes and facing deportation to Germany, Anna Sorokin will be released from immigration detention after a judge granted her a $10,000 bond earlier this week.

Sorokin, whose crimes inspired the Netflix series “Inventing Anna,” has been in immigration detention for 17 months.  An immigration court approved bond on the condition that she stay off social media and provide a residential address where she will complete home confinement.

Sorokin was convicted of falsely claiming to be a German heiress named Anna Delvey who had a $60 million inheritance and was raising funds to launch a Manhattan social club. She swindled hundreds of thousands of dollars from friends, banks and New York City luxury hotels to support her lavish lifestyle.  This BBC podcast tells the story of the "Fake Heiress."

Sorokin was convicted of grand larceny in 2019 and sentenced to up to 12 years in prison but was released early last year for good behavior. After her release, however, she was placed in U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement custody. Sorkin has been fighting deportation to Germany.


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