Dubbed the Fyre Festival of humans, Anna Delvey — real name Anna Sorokin — was outed as a con artist in April 2018. A year later, on April 25, she was found guilty in New York of stealing more than $200,000 and attempting to steal millions more. According to a statement released by the Manhattan District Attorney, Cyrus R. Vance Jr., Sorokin, 28, was convicted of one count of attempted grand larceny in the first degree, two counts of grand larceny in the second degree, one count of grand larceny in the third degree, and four counts of theft of services. Her sentencing is scheduled for May 9.
“As proven at trial, Anna Sorokin committed real white-collar felonies over the course of her lengthy masquerade,” Vance said in the statement. “I thank the jury for its service in this complex trial, as well as my Office’s prosecutors and investigators for their meticulous investigation and resolve to ensure that Sorokin faces real justice for her many thefts and lies.”
According to NBC, Sorokin’s lawyer believes that she’s facing between five and 15 years behind bars. Since she’s not an American citizen, she’ll likely also be deported to Germany — not just because she’s now a convicted felon, but because she overstayed her visa in the first place. The judge isn’t likely to go easier on her either. Back in June 2018, when she was considering taking a plea deal, she requested the sentence of three to nine years be lessened to a maximum of three years. At the time, the judge wasn’t having it.
A Jezebel writer who was in the courtroom wrote that the judge accused Sorokin of having “little remorse” for the people affected by her actions. Instead, he said that she seemed “more concerned” with the publicity covering her trial than anyone she “allegedly took advantage of.” Considering that the case went to trial, we suspect the judge will take that all into consideration when May rolls around.
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