‘Inventing Anna’ Con Artist Anna Sorokin Released From Prison

‘Inventing Anna’ Con Artist Anna Sorokin Released From Prison Bergen County Prosecutor's Office

It’s good news for con artist Anna Sorokin, as her lawyer has finally managed to get her out of prison, Variety reports. Sorokin, also known as Anna Delvey, is being released on a $10,000 bail bond after immigration authorities arrested her in March 2021 for overstaying her visa. Per Bloomberg, Sorokin is on house arrest and must remain at home with electronic monitoring and no social media access. That’s pretty hard going, but it’s better than being in jail.

  1. Her attorney is happy at the positive turn of events. Duncan Levin, Anna Sorokin’s lawyer, released a statement following the court’s decision expressing his gratitude. “We are extremely gratified by the court’s decision today to release Anna Sorokin,” he said. “The judge rightfully recognized that Anna is not a danger to the community.”
  2. This isn’t the first time Sorokin was in prison. Sorokin was sentenced to four to 12 years behind bars after being convicted of eight charges including grand larceny and theft of services. However, she served only three years before being released in February 2021 on good behavior. She was out a little less than a month before she was picked up by immigration officials. This time, she was accused of overstaying her visa. Anna Sorokin and her lawyer have been working to secure her release ever since.
  3. Sorokin’s fame has continued to skyrocket while she’s been in prison. She famously became the subject of Netflix’s hit series “Inventing Anna” starring Julia Garner of “Ozark.” The series was an international success, and selling her story allowed her to pay her considerable bank debts and fines in the state of New York.
  4. She has no plans of disappearing anytime soon. Given what she’s been through, you might think that Sorokin would simply be ready to disappear from the public eye, but that’s not the case at all. However, that doesn’t seem to be the case. She recently hosted a pop-up art show at the Public Hotel in Manhattan while behind bars. She addressed those who visited the show via video call from the ICE Orange County detention center. She also wants to branch out into NFTs and recently released a new collection called “Reinventing Anna.” Something tells me Anna Sorokin’s lawyer may still have his work cut out for him.


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