Anna Sorokin’s ex-lawyer ‘got away’ with his court case, new lawyer claims

Anna Sorokin, better known as Anna Delvey, is seen in the courtroom during her trial at the New York State Supreme Court in New York on April 11, 2019. – (Photo by TIMOTHY A CLARY/AFP via Getty Images)

An ex-lawyer for Anna Sorokin, aka Anna Delvey, has reportedly refused to hand over her court case as she tries to overturn her fraud conviction.

Sorokin claimed to be a German heiress as she scammed high-society friends and attempted to secure a massive loan to open an upscale nightclub in Manhattan.

Sorokin’s new attorney, Duncan Levin, reportedly sued Audrey Thomas.

“I’ve never seen this type of behavior from a lawyer in my life,” Levin said. Fox News Digital. “It’s absolutely unprofessional.”

Levin says he needs the file to prepare for his appeal and hasn’t been able to get it for at least four months.

Sorokin fights deportation based on his conviction. If he is overthrown, she has a better chance of being able to stay in the United States.

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She hired Thomas in 2020 for her appeal and immigration case after dropping her lawyer Todd Spodek. Later, she fired Thomas, who says Sorokin owes her money.

Levin told Fox News Digital that she has yet to submit an invoice to her client despite repeated requests.

“She literally took the file and ran away with it,” Duncan told Fox News Digital.

Fake socialite Anna ‘Delvey’ Sorkin was featured in the Netflix docu-drama ‘Inventing Anna’. She has been detained since she overstayed a visa. Sorokin came to New York in 2013 and tried to secure a huge loan to start an upscale members-only club in Manhattan while using the name Anna Delvey.

She allegedly left several high-end hotels with large unpaid bills and is accused of scamming wealthy New Yorkers out of hundreds of thousands of dollars.

A Manhattan jury found Sorokin guilty in April 2019 of robbery and other counts. The following month, Judge Diane Kiesel, saying she was “stunned by the depth of the defendant’s deception”, sentenced Sorokin to between four and 12 years.

How long did Anna Sorokin actually spend in prison?

Sorokin, 31, was released from prison on “merit release” in February 2021, according to the Department of Corrections and Community Supervision’s inmate search website, but ICE quickly took her into custody. on sight.

She had served less than two years of a sentence of at least four years behind bars.

Sorokin tricked friends and financial institutions into believing she had a fortune of around $67m (€60m) overseas that would cover her high-end clothes, hotel stays luxury and his transatlantic travels, prosecutors said during his trial.

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In one case, prosecutors said she falsified financial records in a $22 million loan application to fund a private art club. She was refused the loan but persuaded a bank to lend her $100,000 which she did not repay.

How much did Anna Delvey earn on Netflix?

The New York attorney general’s office had challenged the Netflix contract Sorokin signed for the rights to his now infamous life story, citing a state law that prohibits criminals from profiting from their own notoriety.

State prosecutors wrote in court documents that the $70,000 and royalties Sorokin owed from her Netflix deal should be awarded as restitution to the Manhattan banks and hotels she defrauded.

Court filings show Sorokin received an initial $30,000 from Netflix which went to his then defense attorney, Todd Spodek.

New York’s so-called Son of Sam law takes its name from the nickname given to David Berkowitz, a serial killer who killed six people and injured seven others in New York in the 1970s. New York was the first State to enact such a law after its capture.

Is Anna Sorkin in jail?

Anna Sorkin has been held at the Orange County Correctional Facility in Goshen, New York, since Immigration and Customs Enforcement picked her up with the expired visa in March 2021.

She was nearly kicked out but a last second appeal was granted. An ICE spokesperson told FOX 5 NY in March that its Board of Immigration Appeals (BIA) “granted Sorokin’s request for emergency stay” in November 2021, pending his withdrawal. The agency said it does not discuss future withdrawal operations due to operational security.

Sorkin has previously sued ICE claiming she had Covid after claiming jailers refused to give her a booster shot.

The American Civil Liberties Union sued on behalf of itself and others detained by ICE, saying they needed reminders because they “suffer from a range of medical conditions that make them vulnerable to serious complications of COVID-19, including HIV, chronic kidney infections, obesity and PTSD.”

Anna Delvey on the Call Her Daddy podcast

Anna ‘Delvey’ Sorokin was recently interviewed on Alex Cooper’s Call Her Daddy podcast. She appeared in a video call from the ICE detention center. During the podcast, she said she never claimed to be a German heiress.

She also said that the part of the Netflix show Inventing Anna that showed her attempting suicide was completely made up for the show.

Anna Delvey father

While it was widely believed that she came from a wealthy family and had a large inheritance, her roots were much leaner. Her father, Vadim Sorokin moved the family to Germany from Russia. He owned his own small business and also drove a truck for a living for a while.

Anna Delvey in real life

After graduating from school, Anna Sorokin moved to London to attend art school. She then moved to Paris and interned at a French fashion magazine called Purple. She then moved to New York and began the journey that ended with her conviction and imprisonment.

Controversy over Anna Sorokin’s art exhibition

A March art exhibition featuring some of Sorokin’s work has led to new claims that she is still jumping on the bills.

Julia Morrison, an artist who helped stage the show, says she has not been reimbursed the thousands of dollars owed to her for expenses she incurred.

Julia Morrison says she put $8,000 on her credit card to help set up the “Free Anna Delvey” art exhibit on Manhattan’s Lower East Side.

Morrison told FOX 5 News in June that she still hadn’t received the money she was owed.

She says she always demanded the return of some of her artwork that had been put in storage after the show.

“I haven’t received anything either,” Morrison told FOX 5 News via message.

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