Anna Delvey, the fake German heiress, has lived several lives in her 30 years. She’s been a Russian immigrant, a fashion student, a New York socialite, an arts and culture entrepreneur, a Rikers Island inmate, a well-heeled celebrity defendant, a convicted felon, and the inspiration for Netflix’s Inventing Anna.
Originally from Domodedovo, Russian SFSR, Anna Delvey, whose real name is Anna Sorokin, was born on January 23, 1991, making her an Aquarius. The 31-year-old con artist is German by nationality and is Russian by ethnicity. She graduated from the Bischöfliche Liebfrauenschule Eschweiler, a Catholic grammar school in Eschweller, in June 2011 and then attended Central Saint Martins, an art school, only to drop out and return to Germany.
Who are Anna Delvey’s Parents?
Anna Delvey was born into a middle-class family. Her father, Vadim, worked as a truck driver, and her mother owned a small convenience store. When Delvey was 16, her family relocated to North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany.
In Germany, Anna Delvey’s father worked as an executive at a transport company and later opened an HVAC business specializing in efficient energy use. Her parents have now moved to Duran, Germany.
After Anna Delvey was found guilty of grand larceny and other charges in 2019, her father, Vadim Sorokin, stated in interviews that he has disowned his daughter.
When was Anna Delvey Released From Prison?
No, Anna Delvey is not still imprisoned. At least, not in the same prison, she was in when she was first convicted in 2019. Delvey was released on parole in February 2021, after completing three years of her four-to-12-year sentence. What is the cause for her early release? Excellent manners.
Delvey paid all her debts as soon as she was released. She used a portion of the $320,000 she received from Netflix for the rights to her life story to pay back the $200,000 she owned the banks. She had to pay an additional $25,000 to state fines in New York.
Delvey checked into the NoMad Hotel in central Manhattan after her debts were settled and continued posting glam shots of her post-prison life on Instagram. She gave numerous interviews and made a few audacious claims about her time in prison. She said on Good Morning America that her stay in Rikers Island was “therapeutic.”
Delvey moved to Manhattan and began promoting a potential new fashion partnership with former Hood By Air designer Paul Cupo. She kept in touch with her parole officer on a regular basis. Unfortunately, it was short-lived.
Why was Anna Delvey Rearrested?
Anna Delvey was arrested by immigration authorities in March 2021 for overstaying her visa. When she was originally released from prison, she had an immigration detainer linked to her name, but she wasn’t in any hurry to leave New York.
Delvey was supposed to be deported back to Germany on March 26, but she was filing an application for relief, which is basically legalese for “please don’t make me go back to Germany,” so she stayed in custody stateside. She then requested asylum through her lawyer, Audrey Thomas.
However, her application for asylum was denied in June 2021, but she quickly appealed. She remained in detention at the Orange County Correctional Facility in upstate New York, despite her lawyer’s numerous attempts to have her freed on bond while she awaits a final ruling on her appeal. She tested positive for COVID-19 in January and was quarantined for more than a week.
Did Anna Delvey Get Deported?
No, not yet! Delvey was set to board a flight to Frankfurt on March 14, 2022, but her deportation was thwarted at the last minute when, according to the New York Post, she simply did not show up.
Manny Arora, Anna Delvey’s lawyer, has subsequently stated that her failure to appear was most likely due to the application he filed late Monday afternoon to stop the deportation. Evidently, before Delvey can be deported, a judge must issue a formal decision on the case.
Consider this one of those rare occasions when missing a flight is actually a good thing, since if there’s one thing we know for certain, it’s that the fake heiress does not want to return to Germany.