Fake heiress whose exploits became a Netflix show is released from jail

TThe woman who was jailed after posing as a German heiress, a story that became a Netflix series earlier this year, was released on Friday.

Anna Sorokin, who created the alias Anna Delvey, had served nearly four years of her 12-year prison sentence for financial crimes when federal immigration Judge Charles R. Conroy ruled this week that she was no longer a threat. While she was released from detention, she must wear an ankle bracelet and is not allowed to use social media, either through new or existing accounts, according to the New York Times.

“This doesn’t mean he stays in the United States,” said John Sandweg, who is representing Sorokin in his immigration case. the taxpayer’s dime, and she can do it from her house.”

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Anna Sorokin

FILE – Anna Sorokin sits at the defense table during jury deliberations at her trial in New York State Supreme Court on April 25, 2019, in New York. Sorokin, whose exploits posing as a German heiress to defraud individuals and financial institutions out of hundreds of thousands of dollars inspired a Netflix series, is being released from immigration custody. She was scheduled to be released from ICE custody on Friday night, Oct. 7, 2022, US Immigration and Customs Enforcement said. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)

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Before his sentencing in 2019, Sorokin had approached banks and other investment groups with a business plan to open an arts social club on Park Avenue South, but prosecutors say he wanted to use the money to pay for his exclusive lifestyle. She was found guilty on April 25, 2019, of stealing more than $200,000 from banks and friends while she was posing as the German heiress, according to CNN.

Sorokin’s art dealer, Chris Martine, posted bail with a $10,000 cashier’s check Friday, and was later processed out of the Orange County Correctional Center in Goshen, New York, and sent to the Jacob K. Javits Federal Building. in Lower Manhattan to complete additional paperwork. Around 11 p.m., Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents took her to a one-bedroom apartment in New York City’s East Village neighborhood, Sandweg said.

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In February, the Netflix streaming service launched inventing ana, a drama about a journalist who pursues Sorokin’s story as a con artist.

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