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a woman – whose exploits posing as a German successor scammer And among the hundreds of thousands of dollars the financial institutions that inspired the Netflix series — are being released from immigration detention.

US Immigration and Customs Enforcement said Anna Sorokin was to be released from ICE custody Friday evening.

31 year old was organized by immigration officials Since March 2021, he had served three years in prison for robbery and theft. Immigration officials claim he has overstayed his visa and should be deported to Germany.

This week, a judge cleared the way for Sorokin to be released from home confinement in a fight for exile. Under conditions imposed by Manhattan Immigration Judge Charles Conroy, she must post a $10,000 bond, provide a residential address where she will live for the duration of her immigration case and refrain from social media postings.

According to prosecutors, posing as Anna Delvey, Sorokin managed to assimilate himself with the Movers and Shakers of New York, claiming he had a fortune of $67 million overseas. She falsely claimed that she was the daughter of a diplomat or oil trader.

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Fake German heiress Anna Sorokin arrives in court during her sentence at Manhattan Supreme Court on May 9, 2019, after she was convicted last month of multiple counts of grand theft and theft of services.

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Prosecutors allege that Sorokin falsified records and lied to banks, luxury hotels and upper-crust Manhattanites, and stole a total of $275,000. Her adventures inspired the Netflix series “Inventing Anna”.

After Conroy issued his order, Sorokin’s attorney, Duncan Levin, said in a statement that Sorokin is “thrilled to be out so that he can focus on appealing his wrongful conviction.”

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