Fake heiress found guilty of stealing thousands

Fake Heiress Who Fooled New York Convicted Of Multiple Felonies

Fake heiress Anna Sorokin found guilty after swindling financial institutions, NYC's social elite

Sorokin, who went by the name Anna Delvey, was born in the former Soviet Union and moved to Germany, as a child, before relocating to NY, where she claimed to be the daughter of a wealthy overseas diplomat or oil baron, and the heir to a $67 million fortune. She will be sentenced May 9, the AP reported, and may face years in prison. "This is the life she chose to live". Meanwhile, an imprint of Simon & Schuster announced that a book deal had been signed with a Vanity Fair contributor who was scammed by Sorokin.

According to the Manhattan District Attorney's Office, the jury deliberated over the numerous charges and evidence presented during the monthlong trial for quite some time before eventually voting to convict the SoHo grifter on charges of attempted grand larceny in the first degree, grand larceny in the second degree, grand larceny in the third degree and theft of services.

Even during her month-long trial Sorokin put on a show - hiring a stylist, Anastasia Walker, to dress her in different luxury labels every day, with clothes being taken to her in Riker's Island.

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A NY court has convicted a woman on various charges after investigators said she swindled friends and vendors and defrauded banks out of thousands of dollars while pretending to be a German heiress named. She promised to wire the payments, but the banks said they never received the money. Sorokin allegedly duped Williams into paying a $62,000 bill for what was advertised as an all-expenses-paid trip to Morocco - a charge of which Sorokin was acquitted. She stole from friends.

Officials said Sorokin, who also went by the name Anna Delvey, lived in Paris for a short time after she took an internship with Purple magazine, before moving to NY in 2014. She tried to borrow US$22 million in order to launch it after convincing a powerful promoter to provide a venue on the prestigious Park Avenue.

However, he told the Associated Press his client was an aspiring businesswoman who had meant to pay back the staggering debts she owed. "I want the jury to see that side of her and enlisted a stylist to assist in selecting the appropriate outfits for trial".

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