Sunday, May 12, 2019

Fake Heiress Anna Sorokin (Anna Delvey) comes crashing down

Anna Sorokin was sticking by her story. For years, Sorokin pretended to be Anna Delvey, a German heiress with a trust fund that paid for a life of ease. She lived in hotels, wore designer clothes and hung out in Manhattan’s moneyed party circles. She was found guilty of theft of services and grand larceny, having stolen more than $200,000.

Sorokin, who rejected a plea deal, will face deportation to Germany after her four to 12 years in prison.
With a vast family fortune and intent on launching her own global business, Anna led a life that seemed too good to be true. And it was. Anna Sorokin travelled in celebrity circles and tossed $100 tips — all the more reason to believe she was the German heiress she said she was. But behind the jet-set lifestyle was a fraudster who bilked friends, banks and hotels. Sorokin, 28, lived in luxury New York City hotel rooms she couldn’t afford, promised a friend an all-expenses paid trip to Morocco and then stuck her with the $62,000 bill, and peddled bogus bank statements in a quest for a $22 million loan.
She was arrested last October while in rehab in Malibu, California. Sorokin is accused of falsifying documents from foreign banks showing balances of £52 million, which she tried to use to secure a £16.5 million loan for her business project.

With her plea bargain now rejected, Sorokin faces 15 years in jail.

Her lawyer told jurors that Sorokin was exploiting a system that was “easily seduced by glamour and glitz”