Anna Delvey’s Notoriety Actually Helped Her Get Out of Jail

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Anna "Delvey" Sorokin, the notorious Russian-born con artist convicted of conning New York's elite after posing as a German heiress, is being released from federal prison, her attorney confirmed to The Daily Beast.
“We are very pleased with today's decision by the court to release Anna Sorokin. The judge rightly recognized that Anna posed no threat to the community," her attorney, Duncan Levin, said after US immigration judge Charles Conroy granted the 31-year-old $10,000 bail. "While there are still a few hurdles to overcome on her release terms, Anna is excited to get out so she can focus on appealing her wrongful conviction."
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A ruling obtained by The Daily Beast on Wednesday confirmed Sorokin's release was granted, although she will face "24-hour detention at the specified home address" and "either directly or directly" from any social media outlets for the duration of her immigration process Must refrain from a third party.” Levin added that Sorokin has not yet left New York State prison and cited “a few hurdles that remain, like posting bail.”
Sorokin's release from ICE custody comes after months of legal battles - and a falling out with Sorokin's old attorney - as she prepares to appeal her infamous case detailed in Netflix's Inventing Anna. In April 2019, Sorokin was convicted of defrauding financial institutions and corporations out of hundreds of thousands of dollars to fund a lavish Manhattan lifestyle. After her release from New York State prison in February 2021 and redressing her victims, Sorokin found herself back in prison just weeks later after Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) took her into custody.
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Wednesday's ruling summarizes how Sorokin, a German citizen, was arrested on March 25, 2021 after overstaying her visa in the United States. In a subsequent hearing, a judge ruled that Sorokin was at risk of absconding and must remain in detention until her immigration issue was resolved.
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But Conroy ruled Wednesday that Sorokin "has shown interest in pursuing legitimate employment in the United States, employment that will be subject to rigorous public scrutiny."
"She must comply with the terms of the release imposed by both 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." , judged Conroy. "For all of these reasons, the court finds that [Sorokin's] risk of absconding is sufficiently reduced."
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