Fake heiress Anna Sorokin talks deportation, house arrest



Convicted swindler Anna Sorokin spoke to The New York Times about how essential it’s to her to stay in New York regardless of dangers of deportation.

Sorokin’s case turned the idea for the sequence “Inventing Anna” on Netflix. She was launched Friday from U.S. immigration custody to house arrest. She instructed the Times she would really feel like she was “running from something” if she have been to let herself be deported to Germany.

“Letting them deport me would have been like a sign of capitulation — confirmation of this perception of me as this shallow person who only cares about obscene wealth, and that’s just not the reality.” Sorokin instructed the Times late Friday evening.

Last week, an immigration decide cleared the way in which for Sorokin, 31, to be launched to house confinement whereas the deportation combat performs out. Now, she is carrying an ankle monitor after posting a US$10,000 bond.

Sorokin for years used the title Anna Delvey to move herself off as the rich daughter of a German diplomat, and lied about having a $67 million (68 million euros) bankroll abroad to create the impression that she might cowl her money owed, prosecutors stated.

After serving three years in jail for conning $275,000 from banks, motels and wealthy New Yorkers to finance her luxurious way of life, Sorokin was detained by immigration authorities final 12 months who argued she had overstayed her visa and should return to Germany, the place she is a citizen.

When requested about what she plans to do now, Sorokin instructed the Times she’s engaged on her personal podcast, which hasn’t come to fruition but, and that she desires to work on prison justice reform to focus on the struggles of different younger girls.

Sorokin additionally spoke about how a lot she has discovered whereas being in jail, and the way it’s unattainable “to have been through what I’ve been through without changing.”


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