Just yesterday, we learned that Anna Sorokin, aka the fake German heiress who scammed people with a bogus tale of investing in a Manhattan social club, was missing in action. Which is to say, nobody really knew where she was, and even her lawyer was throwing up shrugs. So the general consensus was that Anna must have finally been released from ICE custody and was deported back to Germany. Better take back that “Auf Wiedersehen, Scamma,” because it sounds like Anna Sorokin hasn’t been deported yet.
The question of Anna’s current location was addressed after her lawyer, Manny Arora, wasn’t able to locate his client. I’m sure anyone who has watched Shonda Rhimes’ Netflix series Inventing Anna might have suggested that Manny check any bars or restaurants where the cheapest cocktail is $29 and the clientele is easy-to-swindle types. But all Manny should have done was place a call to ICE. via The New York Post:
After a lawyer for socialite scammer Anna “Delvey” Sorokin couldn’t find her yesterday, The Post has confirmed that she is still in ICE custody at the Orange County Correctional Facility in Goshen, NY.
“I spoke to Anna this morning. She was confused and a little concerned,” said her lawyer Manny Arora. “It’s hard [for her] to understand all the bureaucracy, especially given she’s locked up in jail for 20-plus hours a day and doesn’t have control. When you don’t know what your future holds, when you can’t call people when you want to to get information, it makes you anxious and frustrated. She’s staying positive, but it’s hard on her.”
Multiple sources confirm that Anna was scheduled to leave ICE custody on Monday, and was supposed to be on a flight bound for Frankfurt, Germany. But suspicions arose when she wasn’t seen on the plane. Stranger still was that the inmate categorizing system listed Anna as “released” on Tuesday morning.
As for the bureaucracy tying things up, The Post says that a motion to stay her deportation was filed on Monday afternoon. Unless they get a ruling to appeal the stay, she won’t be deported. Thanks to that clarification, we know it’s probably just basic ICE custody bullshit and red tape that has prevented Anna from her one-way ticket back to Germany. But is that the reason? Or is it taking Anna so long to get deported because she keeps channeling her inner fake heiress and making the release officer cry during the filing of her paperwork. “Ew, you write with a $0.99 BiC Cristal pen? That’s so poor. And what is your shirt, a poly-cotton blend? Embarrassing, I would never. I bet you bring your lunch from home too.”
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