‘Confused’ Huckster Anna Sorokin Misses Deportation Flight, Stuck in ICE Custody

Anna’s lawyer has filed for a stay of deportation so the grifter is currently on ICE

Anna Sorokin, pretend-heiress and con artist to the wealthiest of the New York City elite, and immortalized in the Netflix series Inventing Anna, faces imminent deportation to Germany. Unfortunately, she wasn’t on her scheduled Monday night flight to Frankfurt and even her lawyer couldn’t track her down because she’s still behind bars as a guest of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement at the Orange County Correctional Facility in Goshen, NY, the New York Post reports.

“I spoke to Anna this morning,” Sorokin’s attorney, Manny Arora, told the Post. “She was confused and a little concerned. It’s hard [for her] to understand all the bureaucracy, especially given she’s locked up in jail for 20-plus hours a day and doesn’t have control. When you don’t know what your future holds, when you can’t call people when you want to to get information, it makes you anxious and frustrated.”

Arora has filed for a stay of deportation.

Sorokin has been held in the Upstate New York detention center fighting the deportation charges for a year. She has already served her time for her financial crimes, which were committed under the name “Anna Delvey.” In January, she participated in a lawsuit against ICE, claiming she contracted COVID after they failed to give her a booster shot.

“I’ve yet to find any immigration cases that even resemble mine,” she told The New York Times in February, adding that she thought the system was “predatory. You’re set up for failure.”

She was arrested in 2017 after defrauding or intentionally deceiving major financial institutions, banks, hotels, and acquaintances in the United States for $275,000. In April 2019, she was convicted in a New York state court on eight charges, including first-degree attempted grand larceny, larceny in the second degree, and theft of services. Sorokin was sentenced to 4 to 12 years in prison and was released after four years for good behavior, in February 2021.

She enjoyed just six weeks of freedom before ICE took her into custody for overstaying her visa.

Auf Wiedersehen, Anna? Who knows.

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