Anna Sorokin, the subject of ‘Inventing Anna,’ has been released from house arrest and is fighting deportation

Sorokin, portrayed by Julia Garner in the Netflix series, was convicted in 2019 and is currently on home confinement in New York City, according to her team.

Anna Sorokin, a phony socialite and convicted swindler whose plan inspired a Netflix series, has been freed from US immigration custody to house arrest, according to immigration officials and her spokeswoman.

Anna Sorokin is being held at home in New York City, according to her spokeswoman, Juda Engelmayer.

“Anna now has the opportunity to demonstrate her commitment to growing, giving back, and making a good difference in the lives of people she meets,” Engelmayer said in a statement. “She faces challenges, and she will overcome them with strength and drive, drawing on her experiences and lessons learned.”

Fake heiress' released to house arrest, fights deportation
Fake heiress’ released to house arrest, fights deportation

Her release was confirmed by US Immigration and Customs Enforcement. Sorokin, 31, is attempting to avoid deportation to Germany.

She was convicted in 2019 of stealing $275,000 from banks, hotels, and wealthy New Yorkers to fund her lavish lifestyle.

Using the alias Anna Delvey, she pretended to be the daughter of a German diplomat or an oil billionaire and lied about having a $67 million (68 million euro) bankroll overseas to give the idea that she could pay off her obligations, according to authorities.

Her trial lawyer claimed she merely got in over her head while attempting to establish a private arts club and intended to pay up when she could.

The case inspired the Netflix original series Inventing Anna, which debuted this year. Julia Garner received an Emmy Award nomination for playing Sorokin in the Shonda Rhimes-created drama.

After serving three years behind bars, Sorokin was released last year and then detained by immigration authorities. They argue that she has overstayed her visa and must be returned to Germany.

An immigration judge ruled on Wednesday that Sorokin might be released to home confinement while his deportation case is resolved. She is wearing an ankle monitor and was required to pay a $10,000 bond, disclose a residence address, and agree not to post on social media.

Sorokin’s current attorney, Duncan Levin, stated on Wednesday that she wanted to concentrate on fighting her conviction.