Fake heiress, notorious con artist wants to stay in America and ‘change the narrative’ of her brazen grift

She’s baaaaaaack! After spending 18 months in prison for grand larceny and theft, the phony heiress who put the “social” in “anti-social personality disorder,” Anna “Delvey” Sorokin, is out of ICE custody and she wants “a second chance” in the United States.

“I feel like I deserve a second chance, it was my mistake that I made and I served my time and I feel like I should deserve a second opportunity,” she told CNN’s Jake Tapper on Tuesday, adding that she wants to “change the narrative” that surrounds her crimes.

Sorokin’s sensational story of ambition, avarice, and attention-seeking behavior was given new life earlier this year, thanks to a Netflix limited series titled “Inventing Anna,” starring Julia Garner of “Ozark” fame.

Posing as a wealthy German heiress, the Russian-born Sorokin duped the globe’s glitterati out of glamorous trips, luxury hotel stays, designer clothes, pricey dinners, and — perhaps most offensive to the world’s “beautiful people” — status among a group that feeds on exclusivity.

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Her cons eventually caught up to her, and Sorokin was convicted of grand larceny and $275,000 in thefts — including that of at least one private jet.

And she did it all in the name of art and fashion.

Sorokin completed her sentence in February 2021, but she now faces deportation to Germany.

While seated in her sparsely furnished apartment in New York City’s East Village, ICE’s ankle monitor accessorizing her ankle, the beguiling fraudster explained that she couldn’t simply accept the labels people want to “slap” on her — something she’d have to do if she’s booted back to Europe.

“I feel like if I were to leave and say ‘oh whatever I’m just going to move on and like move to Europe’ I would be like accepting the labels that they are trying to slap on me,” she said.

In addition to sporting the ankle bracelet, Sorokin is also prohibited from going on social media, which, to a selfie-obsessed narcissist with an axe to grind, must be tantamount to demanding that she stop inhaling oxygen.

But according to Sorokin, the media’s portrayal of her as a ruthless fame-hunter is unfair.

“They kind of created this idea of me and I’m just being left to deal with it,” she said. “I’m trying to not glamorize my crimes and not lead anybody to believe that’s the way to get famous.”

While she says she has “suffered a lot” from the bad press, she is determined to be no one’s victim.

“I’m not going to go on TV and cry,” she stated.

Instead, she got herself an agent, Chirs Martine — who kindly posted her $10,000 bond — and says she is swamped with “projects.”

“I have so many projects that I’m working on,” she revealed. “Art is definitely one of them.”

“I have a lot going on,” she continued. “I’m working on my own podcast with different guests for each episode. But it’s not shaped up yet. It was pretty hard to record anything high-quality from jail. And then there’s my book. I’d love to do something with criminal-justice reform to kind of highlight the struggles of other girls.”

According to some on Twitter, not even prison could convince Sorokin to change her stylish spots.

Tweeted one user, “Anna Sorokin conning Jake Tapper in this interview is the best thing I’ve seen tonight.”


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