Con artist Anna Delvey (born Anna Sorokin) claimed to be a German-born heiress and faked her way into the upper crust of New York, swindling colleagues, firms, and banks into a possibly-fake business proposal. Here’s more about the facade that landed her in jail, and what her life is like today.
Sorokin filed illegitimate documents to get a $22 million loan for an elite art foundation. She scammed close to $200,000 from banks, claiming that “The idea would be for this business to work and I would just repay everything,” but it’s still unclear if she ever intended to build the foundation at all.
In 2017, Sorokin went from five-star hotel rooms to a Rikers Island jail cell, serving almost four years for grand larceny, theft of services, and attempted grand larceny. She was released in February 2021, and surprisingly called jail time “therapeutic [...] I, for example, used the time to read a lot and to write.”
Sorokin says she regrets her actions and is “just trying to make the best out of my situation,” which she certainly is — Netflix paid her around $320,000 for the rights to her life story. She seems to be enjoying her life out of prison and back in her NYC apartment.