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Inventing Anna: Who is Anna Delvey? The fake German heiress who conned New York’s elite | Ents & Arts News

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When Anna Sorokin stood trial in New York in the spring of 2019, charged with fraud after scamming hotels, banks and other members of Manhattan’s elite out of hundreds of thousands of dollars, she reportedly employed the services of a stylist to ensure she looked the part.

For years, Sorokin had been known as Anna Delvey, a wealthy German heiress with a taste for expensive wine, private jets and designer clothes. She had become a social media sensation; even during her court hearing, an Instagram account documented her outfits – a mix of designer and high street, and always her signature thick-framed glasses – throughout.

Despite facing conviction, the glamorous Manhattan socialite character she had invented for herself seemingly never faded. Prosecutors say Sorokin stole from others while pretending she had a fortune of €60m (about £51m) – wheedling her way into the upper echelons of society through multiple acts of swindling in 2016…

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