Anna Delvey Is Getting Out of ICE Detention

Anna Sorokin – or Anna Delvey.
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Child and visual artist Anna “Delvey” Sorokin have been released from ICE custody and moved into a one-bedroom apartment with access to the fifth floor in the East Village, according to New York. Times. She will be there and under house arrest, as long as she complies with the court’s order to stay away from social media, among other conditions.

Her lawyer previously confirmed her release to the Daily Beast, reporting that “Sorokin’s popularity really helped her get out of prison” by making it harder for her to escape. “She will be required to abide by the conditions of release imposed by the New York State Parole Board and immigration authorities, which, combined with her status as a public figure, will make her It’s especially hard to avoid detection,” U.S. immigration judge Charles Conroy ruled Wednesday. Sorokin has also “expressed an interest in legally pursuing employment in the United States,” he added, adding, “the pursuits will face intense public scrutiny.” Real. Her attorney, Duncan Levin, told the Daily Beast that Sorokin will have to post a $10,000 bond before being released, but overall feels “excited to be out so she can focus” to appeal his wrongful conviction.”

Sorokin was convicted on various counts of fraud (small theft; service theft; stealing over $200,000 from various brands while posing as a German heiress wanting to establish a sentence) social club in Manhattan) in April 2019 and was later sentenced to between 4 and 12 years in prison. She was released early for good behavior and paroled in February 2021, for using the money from the deal for Netflix Invented Anna to pay compensation. But about six weeks later, ICE agents picked her up with an expired visa and detained her. (Sorokin claims they caught her at the visa extension office.) She was famous at the time, but Invented Anna opens up another kind of fame: podcast interviews, public beef, the group show “Free Anna Delvey” (remember I said she’s a visual artist?) featuring her sketches There, sort of, as well as solo exhibitions, are held from behind the bars.

In June, Sorokin told NBC that she had “tried to stay away from this, such as, quoting, unquoting the fraudster personality” and had decided, at random, that the NFT business could be a good way to do it. In addition, she announced her intention to establish a law firm last spring, although to the best of my knowledge she is not licensed to practice law. Whatever! Details! The point is that Conroy is right: Interest in certain employment pursuits has been expressed, and legitimacy is often a subjective question. Sorokin was released on Friday, October 7, and will be in “24-hour solitary confinement” as her “immigration proceedings” resume.

In her first interview since her release, Sorokin revealed her future plans to New York. Times, though she avoids saying anything too specific. When asked what she’s most excited about doing once she’s out of prison, Sorokin equivocally replies, “Finding my way back.” However, she says she’s interested in pursuing her artistic career, and that she’s doing a podcast “with different guests for each episode,” but is still in the early stages. She was also working on a book and told Times that she would “love to do something with criminal justice reform to highlight other girls’ struggles.”

Despite her many projects, Sorokin’s finances remain a mystery. When asked how she was able to finance house arrest at her Manhattan apartment, she told Times, “I guess you’ll have to ask the government.” She then claimed that she had paid her bail and three months’ rent on her own. And she plans to stay in New York City for the foreseeable future, saying, “A lot of people just can’t wait to see me do something crazy, or illegal, and go back to jail. I don’t want to give them satisfaction.”

This article has been updated. Anna Delvey Is Getting Out of ICE Detention

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