Who is Anna Delvey & Why This Show is A Must Watch?

By Muhammad Zeeshan

22 November 2022

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Who is Anna Delve, and what charges did she face?

 Between 2015 and 2017, Anna Sorokin pretended to be a German heiress named Anna Delve in Manhattan, New York. She defrauded socialites, financial institutions, and hotels in the city for a total of $275,000. She claimed to have a family fortune of $67 million. She wore designer clothes, hopped from one luxury hotel to the next, tipped staffers $100, hired a private jet, and claimed to want to open an art gallery with family money. Sorokin, on the other hand, did not come from a wealthy family. She was born in Russia and moved to Germany as a teenager with her family. Her father began his career as a truck driver for a failed Russian trucking company before opening a heating and cooling business in Germany. She moved to Paris to intern for the European art and culture magazine Purple before relocating to New York in 2014, with a keen interest in both art and fashion. In her early years in New York, she would be supported by her father's monthly earnings, which were close to $400.

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What Happened To Anna Sorkin?

Shonda Rhimes, an American television producer, worked on the subject of the Netflix drama series 'Inventing Anna.

A Manhattan jury found Ms. Sorokin guilty of second-degree grand larceny, one count of first-degree attempted grand larceny, and theft of services in May 2019. The New York State Supreme Court sentenced her to four to twelve years in prison.

However, the jury did not convict her on one of the most serious charges she faced: attempting to obtain a $22 million loan from a bank by presenting false wealth. She was also found not guilty of stealing over $60,000 from a friend who had to pay for a trip the two of them took.

 Following Sorokin's initial arrest in 2017, the state prosecutor in her case, Catherine McCaw, stated, "Her overall scheme has been to claim to be a wealthy German heiress with approximately $60 million in funds held abroad." She was born in Russia and, as far as we can tell, has no money."

Todd Spodek, her attorney, had said in court, "Fake it until you make it." Anna had no choice but to live by it."

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How did Anna Sorokin Pull It Off?

Fake wire transfers and bank statements, multiple credit cards, bad checks deposited in banks, and convincing businesses not to accept advance payments were all used in the scam. She also created phony phone numbers and email addresses in order to pose as her own financial adviser and family accountant.

While photographing for Purple magazine in Paris, Ms. Sorokin began making regular appearances at art shows, festivals, and parties in Paris and throughout Europe, which is when she began posing as Anna Delve, who had a vaguely European accent and claimed to have family money in Germany, according to her acquaintances. She also claimed to have flown to overseas parties in private jets.

When she moved to New York She came with the intention of realizing a dream: to open the Anna Delv Foundation, or A.D.F, a members-only art club in New York that would house a nightclub, a bar, and an art exhibit. In 2015, she befriended architect Gabriel Calatrava and persuaded him to collaborate on the design of her club. She also found a real-estate firm with his assistance to secure a venue for the aforementioned club. When it came to paying Calatrava or the venue's landlord, Sorokin would mention wire transfers that were supposed to arrive from Germany but never arrived.

Well, it's completely up to you guys if you want to watch the show or not but as far as the story is concerned we have given you a brief outlook of the phenomenon and how it has been happening all these days, and what is the actual motto behind this Netflix series.