Using a pseudonym for Anna Delby to captivate fashion and art dignitaries
Im a rich German heir with a fortune of $60 million… Anna Sorokin, a fake heiress who eventually went to Germany to attend deportation court / Photo = AFP Yonhap News
Sorokin, best known for making the Netflix drama Anna, will eventually be deported to Germany.
German national Sorokin took the New York social scene by storm when she pretended to be the heiress of a millionaire. Back in 2013, Anna Del Vira appeared on New York socialites under her pseudonym, capturing fashion and art figures and making a name for herself.
She caught the attention of Soro Keen, who speaks English with a distinctive Eastern European accent, and she boasted that she was the heir to a wealthy German descent with a fortune of $60 million.
In fact, he used money borrowed from acquaintances and credit at random, and it was daily to eat at a luxury restaurant while staying in a luxury hotel in Manhattan as well as adorning her with luxury from head to toe.
She eventually sentenced Soro Kein to 4 to 12 years in prison for multiple theft and fraud charges in May 2019, but she was paroled in February last year for being a model prisoner. But now, she is again in custody over visa issues.
New York prosecutors said his fraudulent crimes totaled $275,000.
In the course of the trial, he hired a stylist to appear in court in an orderly appearance, and even posed for reporters, causing controversy.
Soro Kin received $320,000 from Netflix in exchange for dramatizing her own scam.