Anna Sorokin conned New York’s social scene and wealthy elites into believing she was a German heiress. Masquerading as someone with a $60 million trust fund, she was able to obtain in loans for a business called the Anna Delvey Foundation, which she intended to use as a mixed-use arts and restaurant space.
In 2019, a Manhattan jury found her guilty of larceny and attempted larceny, which saw her serve 3 years of a 12-year prison sentence.
However, after serving her prison sentence, Sorokin was then detained by the Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) in the U.S.
Sorokin had been in ICE detention since March 25, spending most of that time in Orange County Jail in Goshen, New York.
Sorokin’s life and prison sentence were subject to significant media attention and was chronicled in “Inventing Anna,” a Netflix limited series released last month with Julia Garner playing Sorokin.
Sorokin was reportedly paid $320,000 by Netflix for the rights to her life story, almost all of which went to pay back banks and other companies she took from, as well as to pay her lawyers.
After almost one year in ICE detention, Sorokin is reportedly set to board a flight to Frankfurt on Monday night U.S. time (Tuesday morning AEDT), sources revealed.
According to one close source, the 31-year-old is said to be furious about the deportation, as she had put in an appeal to remain in the U.S.
New York Post reports that the appeal was meant to be heard on April 19.