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Court Releases Convicted Con Artist Anna Sorokin, According to Attorney

The 31-year-old has been detained by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) since March 2021

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UNITED STATES: According to her lawyer, con artist Anna Sorokin, who was convicted of posing as a German heiress and defrauding rich New Yorkers, has been released from prison but is not allowed to use social media.

The 31-year-old has been detained by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) since March 2021. She also went by the name Anna Delvey and is the subject of the Netflix documentary Inventing Anna.

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Anna Sorokin was moved from detention to house confinement earlier this week while she battled deportation, and US Immigration Judge Charles Conroy approved the move.

Anna Sorokin was ordered to post a $10,000 (£8,900) bail bond, reveal the address of her primary residence, where she will stay while her immigration case is pending, and desist from using social media.

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John Sandweg, her immigration lawyer, verified that she was being moved from the Orange County Correctional Facility in upstate New York to downtown Manhattan and that the procedure for her release had started.

After serving more than three years in prison for defrauding banks, hotels, and friends to fund an opulent lifestyle, she was allowed to stay with ICE.

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According to immigration authorities, Sorokin must be sent back to Germany because she overstayed her visa.

The “SoHo grifter” and would-be art collector, Sorokin, was found guilty of multiple charges of larceny and theft in 2019.

The “SoHo grifter” and would-be art collector, Sorokin, was found guilty of multiple charges of larceny and theft in 2019.

Sorokin wanted to “live the fantasy of an extravagant lifestyle beyond her means,” according to the prosecution.

Judge Diane Kiesel stated during the sentencing process that she was “stunned at the complexity of the defendant’s dishonesty, her labyrinthine lies that kept her con afloat.”

In February 2021, she was released on good behaviour after receiving a sentence of four to twelve years in prison, which included credit for more than 500 days of time served while her case was ongoing.

A few weeks later, Sorokin was taken into custody by immigration authorities.

She allegedly tricked her way into affluent New York social circles by posing as a socialite with a $67 million (£59 million) fortune abroad, according to the prosecution.

Anna Sorokin made up a line about being an oil baron’s or diplomat’s daughter. According to reports, her father actually owns a heating and cooling company.

To obtain loans from banks, accommodations at five-star hotels, and financial support from wealthy Manhattanites to pay for her travel and other expenses, according to the prosecution, Sorokin fabricated records and told lies. She allegedly stole a total of $275,000.

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