‘Why I should be banned?’ Fake heiress Anna Sorokin sequestering in ICE custody

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Anna Sorokin, who faces deportation, is sequestering in Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) custody at the Orange County Correctional Facility in Goshen, New York.

That’s according to Fox News, which reported that Sorokin, who fooled New York City’s elite into believing  she was a German heiress by the name of Anna Delvey, is working to overturn grand larceny charges she was found guilty of by a Manhattan jury. Sorokin, 31, was released in 2021 on good behavior after going to prison in 2019, and was subsequently arrested by ICE on March 25, 2021, for overstaying her visa in the United States, the network further reported.

“I lived out most of my adult life in NY and a lot of my friends and support system are based in the US,” Sorokin said in an emailed statement to the network. “I don’t see a reason why I should be banned forever while so many violent offenders get released by ICE on daily basis.”

This being an inevitable stance given how the Biden administration’s treatment of many criminal illegal immigrants who get, in many cases, what is seen as preferential treatment to permit them to remain in the United States.

Sorokin told Fox News that she has “a great network of people in place who support” her and want to see her “succeed,” and that she is “constantly receiving various offers and introductions.”

“I can’t wait to put my ICE issues behind me and finally get a chance to take back control of my story,” she said of a possible release.

The ICE Board of Immigration Appeals “granted Sorokin’s emergency stay request” in November 2021, pending removal, an agency spokesperson said in March.

Sorokin’s attorney Duncan Levin said, “[R]ight now she’s being held by ICE, but the Federal Government is holding her immigration detainer, and they are trying to deport her back to Germany. She is fighting that so that she can stay in the United States. So now she is fighting the deportation proceeding.”

In April 2019, Sorokin was convicted of four counts of theft of services, three counts of grand larceny and a count of attempted grand larceny. She was accused of swindling some $200,000 from New York banks and businesses and lived  a “fraudulently lavish life” in New York, as Fox News noted, having deceived a network of friends and financial institutions into believing she had a roughly $67 million fortune from her father overseas.

The convicted scammer remains industrious while in ICE custody, having reportedly unveiled a pop-up show of her prison drawings this week she made while being sequestered.

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