A grifter convicted of paying for a lavish lifestyle by impersonating a wealthy German heiress has been released from a New York prison
NEW YORK — Anna Sorokin, a grifter convicted of paying for a lavish lifestyle by impersonating a wealthy German heiress, has been released from a New York prison.
A state website shows that Sorokin was freed into parole on Thursday.
A Manhattan jury found the 29-year-old Sorokin guilty in April 2019 of grand larceny and other charges.
Prosecutors had accused her of tricking people into believing she was an heiress with a fortune of about $67 million (60 million euros) by claiming her father was a diplomat or an oil baron. They said she used the funds to cover her high-end clothing, luxury hotel stays and trans-Atlantic travel.
In one instance, prosecutors said she forged financial records in an application for a $22 million loan to fund a private arts club. She was denied the loan but persuaded one bank to lend her $100,000 she failed to repay.
It’s unclear where Sorokin will be living. A message was left Friday seeking comment from Sorokin’s lawyer.