This article is about an ongoing legal case in NYC. The case is against a Russian woman nicknamed the Soho Grifter. Sorokin, 28, allegedly scammed people out of tens of thousands of dollars; swindled hotels out of month-long stays, and even mingled among the rich and famous at 11 Waldorf.
Anna’s story just simply goes to show that New Yorkers will believe just about anything as long as one allegedly fits into their socialized stigma.
The problem? None of it was real and she was using some pretty Bling Ring type skills to make this happen. Court records show that Sorokin began her scam using fake loans from banks; even conned her own friends, and awkwardly pretended to be a German heiress worth $60M.
Sorokin famously went on about her scam using the identity of one Anna Delvey.
She masterfully managed to con NYC ‘s elite social scene a while back. Sorokin was no stranger to New York Fashion week parties. Conspicuously she would evade questions about where her money came from, but then, it was her stay reportedly at 11 Howard that tipped people off.
Because it’s no secret, uh, every crime job sometimes get botched. Delvey famously holed up at 11 Howard in a semi-premium suite, where, she would for more than a month pretend that she was Miss Delvey. A gorgeous haired; pretty, smart, averagely dressed but stupendously wealthy young girl.
It legit is like something out of a hotly juicy yet predictable Lifetime movie drama event. Interestingly, Sorokin appeared in court on Thursday to mark the beginning of her hugely watched the criminal trial. Weirdly enough though, she appears to potentially quite the narcissist and troublemaker. Sorokin reportedly appeared in court in “minimal yet intentionally friendly outfits” to downplay the idea that she indeed is/was quite the evasive criminal.
Perhaps the most troubling thing here is the fact that Sorokin managed to use private-jets; attend mega conferences (by which she apparently used a stolen jet on fraudulent credit cards to get to by the way!), and several other weird thievery tricks she tricked NYC into.
Documents further show that this woman miraculously managed to apparently keep up the rouse, not for months, but, in fact, years. She managed to do something nobody’s quite seen since Hollywood saw the Bling Ring become a thing. The only real difference here is this young lady took it to the extreme, but only after she falsely claimed that she earned her money from family money.
Meanwhile, she is reportedly looking at up to 20 plus years in prison.