Yet another con! Fake German heiress Anna ‘Delvey’ Sorokin convinces immigration judge to let her out of jail while she fights deportation
- Anna Sorokin, better known as Anna Delvey, has been granted bail
- An immigration judge granted her $10,000 bail and ordered her to wear an electronic monitoring bracelet
- Sorokin has been fighting deportation from the US since she was charged with fraud and money laundering
- She remains in a prison in upstate New York, but will soon be released
Fake German heiress Anna Sorokin has managed to convince a judge to let her out of prison while she fights deportation.
The convicted fraudster has been in an upstate New York prison for the 18 months.
However her attorneys successfully appealed to a judge to grant her release on Wednesday.
US Immigration Judge Charles Conroy agreed to it, putting her on house arrest, because ‘she has demonstrated interest in pursuing legitimate employment in the Untied States, pursuits that will face heavy public scrutiny.’
Fake German heiress Anna Sorokin is due to be released from jail – again – after convincing a judge to grant her bail while she fights deportation
Judge Conroy said that because she was infamous, it would be hard for her to fly under the radar and avoid detection.
‘She will be required to abide by conditions of release imposed both by the New York State Parole Board and immigration authorities, which, combined with her status as a public figure, will make it particularly difficult for her to avoid detection.
‘For all of these reasons, the Court finds that [Sorokin’s] risk of flight sufficiently mitigated,’ he said in his ruling.
Sorokin’s attorney Duncan Levin told The Daily Beast: ‘We are extremely gratified by the court’s decision today to release Anna Sorokin.
‘The judge rightfully recognized that Anna is not a danger to the community.
‘While there are still a few hurdles to jump through on her release conditions, Anna is thrilled to be getting out so she can focus on appealing her wrongful conviction.’
Guards at the jail where she was being held confirmed to DailyMail.com that she remains there for now.
Sorokin wants to stay in the US, despite not having a visa. She is originally from Russia but also has ties to Germany.
She sprang to notoriety in 2018 after being arrested for fleecing luxury hotels and restaurants in Manhattan out of hundreds of thousands of dollars.
Her crimes later became the subject of the popular Netflix series Inventing Anna.
Sorokin has been keeping busy behind bars with multiple media and podcast interviews.
She has been auctioning off her prison sketches, and has also written poetry.