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Fake millionaire Anna Sorokin who was scammed in New York must be extradited to Germany

Fake millionaire Anna Sorokin who was scammed in New York must be extradited to Germany

New York | Sentenced in 2019 to years in prison in New York for stealing $275,000 from hotels, banks and relatives: Fake Russian-German millionaire Anna “Delphi” Sorokin, who inspired a Netflix series, must be extradited to Germany on Monday.

A person who between 2016 and 2017 tricked the New York elite by pretending to be a wealthy heiress must board a plane bound for Frankfurt on Monday night, after being released from a detention center in New York state, according to the New York Post. Quoting sources familiar with the matter.

Anna Sorokin, a German-born Russian-born near Moscow, was released from prison in February 2021 for good behaviour, having been sentenced two to several years earlier in prison for theft.

In March 2021, she was arrested again for overstaying her visa, and returned to the immigration police station where, according to an email from an AFP spokesperson on Monday evening, she was “still being held pending suspension” of that detention, without further details.

After several year-long administrative appeals, notably to demand a booster vaccination against Covid-19, she has appealed to remain in the United States, according to the New York Post.

Able to build skillful lies thanks to extraordinary confidence, the young woman presented herself as a rich German heiress with $60 million, which enabled her to receive tens of thousands of dollars in loans from several banks.

From November 2016 to August 2017, she flew for free on a private jet, and lived on the hooks of Manhattan mansions, without paying anything, according to New York justice, which estimated the trip in 2019 at $275,000.

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The daughter of a Russian driver and merchant who emigrated to Germany in 2007, the young woman, who arrived in New York in 2013, tried to get a $22 million loan to start a private club in Manhattan.

Her incredible story has seduced TV producer Shonda Rhimes (“Grey’s Anatomy”, “Scandal”) turned into a month-long Netflix miniseries, “Inventing Anna,” with Julia Garner in the title role. According to the specialized press, Anna Sorokin received 320,000 dollars from the broadcasting giant.