You could know Anna Sorokin as infamous scammer Anna Delvey, who rose to prominence after a 2018 New York Journal article detailed her astonishing, sprawling con artistry.
Freshly launched from jail and at the moment underneath home arrest, Sorokin goes full-steam forward to launch her latest challenge: a string of elaborate, invite-only dinner soirées.
Based on Eater, the 31-year-old is now planning to launch a “dinner sequence” out of her $4,250 a month fifth flooring walk-up, one-bedroom condominium in New York’s East Village, which she is unable to go away as a result of phrases of her home arrest.
Eater caught wind of the plan by acquiring an electronic mail from Sorokin’s publicist apparently soliciting “desk settings, common desk decor, alcohol, gadgets for gifting” from meals and beverage manufacturers.
Every of Sorokin’s dinners will seat 10 to 12 “VIP attendees,” which embrace “well-known founders, influencers, media, and movie star expertise associates,” the e-mail learn. She intends to host the meals as soon as a month without cost, and middle each on a distinct dialog matter, various from “social good actions” and “collective experiences throughout industries.”
A Sorokin spokesperson confirmed the plans to Eater, and informed the New York Put up that “though not but confirmed, the dinner sequence is likely one of the many tasks Anna at the moment has in improvement.”
It appears, then, that Sorokin is embarking on her second try at being a socialite.
Anatomy of a rip-off
Within the mid-2010s, Sorokin managed to defraud monetary establishments, socialites, and buyers alike out of $275,000 by masquerading as a German heiress.
In 2019, Sorokin was convicted for quite a few monetary crimes, together with grand larceny and, per The New York Occasions, stealing a flight on a non-public jet.
Sorokin accomplished her prison sentence on Rikers Island in February 2021, and was launched for a month-and-a-half, however was then detained by ICE for an extra year-and-a-half for overstaying her visa in america. Sorokin was born in what was then the Soviet Union, however has German citizenship.
The saga of Sorokin’s crimes was the idea of the Netflix sequence “Inventing Anna”, BBC docu-series “Pretend Heiress”, and Hulu 20/20 particular “The Sinfluencer of Soho.”
None of those tribulations or accompanying unhealthy press deterred Sorokin, who now dons an ankle monitor and is forbidden from utilizing social media, from her arguably entrepreneurial spirit—capitalizing on her notoriety to get the cash she by no means had.
Final spring, whereas booked at Orange County Correctional Facility, Sorokin listed a restricted variety of her unique “jail sketches” on-line, costing between $17,500 and $25,000 a bit.
Maybe the banquet plans have been within the works longer than we understand. Final month, Sorokin informed The New York Occasions she was enthusiastic about home arrest, significantly compared to jail.
“Higher meals, I assume. And I can have guests past simply 1:30 p.m. on Thursdays,” she mentioned. “We’ll simply see what I can do from right here. I assume all people shall be coming to me.”
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