From 2013 through 2017, Anna Sorokin, also known as Anna Delvey, a con artist and fraudster of Russian descent, used her ruse as a wealthy heiress to gain entry into the elite New York social and art spheres.
Sorokin, who was raised by working-class parents in the Soviet Union, moved to Germany with her family in 2007. She moved from Germany to London and Paris in 2011, then moved to New York City in 2013, where she worked as an intern for the French fashion publication Purple.
As part of her idea for a private members’ club and arts foundation, Sorokin leased a sizable structure for pop-up stores and exhibitions by eminent artists she encountered while working as an intern. Later, she fabricated numerous wire transfer confirmations in order to support her claims of possessing a multimillion-euro trust fund.
Sorokin conned banks, friends, and real estate agents into paying cash and making significant loans without security by using these documents and fake checks.
She utilized this money to support her opulent lifestyle, which included stays at several upscale hotels. Sorokin scammed and misled significant financial institutions, banks, hotels, and individuals for a total of $275,000 between 2013 and 2017.
In 2017, Sorokin was apprehended by the NYPD in a sting operation with the aid of Rachel DeLoache Williams, a former friend that Sorokin had scammed of $57,000.
Sorokin was sentenced to 4 to 12 years in prison in 2019 after being found guilty of attempted grand larceny, larceny in the second degree, and theft of services in a New York state court. She was remanded into the custody of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement for deportation to Germany after serving a two-year sentence. Sorokin was granted a $10,000 bail bond and freed from jail on October 5th, 2022.
Sorokin must live in a 24-hour house confinement with electronic monitoring and no access to social media as of October 2022.
Williams’ extensive article about her interactions with Sorokin in Vanity Fair in 2018 helped bring attention to Sorokin’s situation. In her 2019 book, My Friend Anna, she elaborated on the narrative. In the same year, socialite Sorokin was the subject of a New York piece by journalist Jessica Pressler.
Netflix paid Sorokin $320,000 for the rights to her story, which they turned into the 2022 miniseries Inventing Anna. Numerous more television programs, interviews, podcasts, and theatrical productions have touched on Sorokin’s life.
Anna Delvey Instagram
Anna Delvey is on Instagram as @theannadelvey with over a million followers.
Anna Delvey maintains social media accounts, which she has described as satire, on Twitter and Instagram. Through Instagram, she connected with Julia Fox, with whom she is planning a collaboration.
In January 2021, Sorokin penned a sarcastic letter to Donald Trump in which she anticipated his becoming a prisoner at Rikers Island.
Sorokin had a boyfriend in New York for two years until he moved to the United Arab Emirates. Despite keeping his identity secret, Sorokin disclosed that her boyfriend gave TED talks and was profiled in The New Yorker. She suggested she would reveal his identity for a fee, with bidding starting at $10,000.
In 2019, Sorokin made investments in technology and cryptocurrency. At that time, her aspirations included running an investment fund