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A German lady who posed as a billionaire heiress to swindle New York accommodations and banks has been sentenced to 4 to 12 years in jail.
“I apologise for the errors I made,” Anna Sorokin, 28, mentioned shortly earlier than she discovered her destiny, experiences AP information company.
She was discovered responsible in April of theft of providers and grand larceny, having stolen greater than $200,000 (£153,580).
Sorokin, who rejected a plea deal, could face deportation to Germany.
As she handed down sentence on Thursday at Manhattan Supreme Court docket, Decide Diane Kiesel reportedly made a reference to Bruce Springsteen’s music Blinded by the Mild.
“She was blinded by the glitter and glamour of NYC,” the decide mentioned, in keeping with Buzzfeed Information.
Faux heiress discovered responsible over NY rip-off
Underneath her assumed title Anna Delvey, Sorokin falsely claimed she had a multi-million greenback belief fund at her disposal, as she employed a personal jet, attended elite events, and lived in a luxurious New York lodge.
In the meantime, prosecutors say, Sorokin had “not a cent to her title”, in keeping with AP Information.
Her father is reportedly a former trucker, who runs a heating-and-cooling enterprise.
In court docket, her defence lawyer, Todd Spodek, claimed that Sorokin had been “shopping for time” as she labored to pay again her money owed. He maintained that Sorokin had no prison intent.
Following a month-long trial, a jury convicted Sorokin on eight counts.
However she was discovered not responsible of tried grand larceny and stealing greater than $60,000 from a good friend who paid for a luxurious vacation in Morocco.