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Fake German heiress Anna Sorokin taken into custody, faces deportation

Anna Sorokin, who posed as a German heiress and was convicted of larceny and theft in 2019, has been taken into U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) custody and faces deportation after she spent more than three years in jail, according to an Associated Press reported.

Sorokin used the name Anna Delvey to pose as the heiress, and prosecutors had accused her of stealing $275,000, according to the AP. She was released from prison in February.

Agency spokesperson Marcus Johnson told The Associated Press that Sorokin was taken into ICE custody on March 25 but has yet to be deported to her home country of Germany.

The AP noted that the delay could be due to Sorokin challenging the deportation.

The Hill has reached out to ICE for comment.

Sorokin was released from her jail term early. Her sentence was for four to 12 years.

Sorokin was found to have falsified records and tricked hotels, banks and celebrities into believing she was a German heiress who had a rich father and $67 million overseas.

She attempted to get a $22 million loan from a bank for a private art club but was denied and was only able to get one bank to loan her $100,000.

Similar to Maria Butina, a convicted unregistered Russian agent in the U.S. who wrote a book after being released from prison, Sorokin plans on writing a book about her experience in the U.S., according to the AP.

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