Anna “Delvey” Sorokin, a con man who tricked Manhattan’s elite by posing as a German heiress, says she “got what I wanted” after she got out of prison.
In her first interview since her release, she told The New York Times that she was “really happy” to be released, adding that “there are no guarantees.”
The notorious socialite swindled banks and New York City celebrities to finance her jet-setting lifestyle for around $67 million (£51.5 million).
Orgy finally saw her Sentenced to 4 to 12 years And was the subject of the hit Netflix series Inventing Anna.
She was released from state prison in February 2021, but was quickly re-imprisoned after Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) took her into custody.
Sorokin, 31, was released on $10,000 bail on Friday.
She was placed under house arrest and banned from social media.
Sorokin told The New York Times that she was “really happy.”
She told the paper: “They refused bail before. It was an exercise in perseverance.
“A lot of immigration attorneys told me I would be deported to Mars before I left New York.”
Fake German Heiress Who Tricked New York Elite
Sorokin, who was born in what was then the Soviet Union, hoped to spend some time at the Big Apple while her immigration case made her way through the courts.
“I’m really, really happy. That’s exactly what I want. I just want more freedom in the end.”
Sorokin now lives in a one-bedroom apartment in the city’s East Village district.
When asked if the money for the rental apartment and the $10,000 bond belonged to her, she replied, “Yes.”
Who is Anna Sorokin?
For years she was known as Anna Delvey, a wealthy German heiress with a penchant for expensive wine, private jets and designer clothes.
She has become a social media sensation; even during her court hearing, an Instagram account documented her outfits — a mix of designer and high street, and always her signature thick-framed glasses — throughout always.
But when the first news about her identity came out, the story spread like wildfire.
Prosecutors say Sorokin stole from others while pretending she had a fortune of €60m (£51m) – lured her into the upper echelons of society and financed her through multiple scams in 2016 and 2017 You can afford a life you shouldn’t be able to live.
In all, they accused her of stealing £202,000, including a £26,000 bill she failed to pay for a charter flight to and from the Berkshire Hathaway shareholders meeting in Omaha, Nebraska.
She was sentenced to 4 to 12 years in prison and was later released, but was quickly re-detained by immigration enforcement.
Her sensational crime spree has been the subject of news reports, popular podcasts and, more recently, a Netflix hit.