Anna Delvey is set to be released from prison 1 month ago

Anna Delvey is set to be released from prison

She's getting out.

Fake heiress Anna Delvey is set to be released from prison after a judge granted the ruling.

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The woman who inspired the hit Netflix series Inventing Anna has been in the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement center in New York since March 2021 after she allegedly overstayed her visa.

The fraudster's attorney John Sandweg confirmed on Wednesday that she would be released, giving a statement to Entertainment Tonight.

He said: “After 17 months of immigration detention, an immigration judge recognized that immigration detention was no longer necessary for Anna and ordered her release subject to various conditions of supervision. This ruling does not mean that Anna will get a free pass.

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Anna Delvey

“She will continue to face deportation proceedings and her release will be closely monitored by ICE and the State of New York. Nevertheless, as the court found, Anna does not pose such a risk that continued detention was necessary.”

Originally Anna Sorokin, she moved to the US in 2013 under the name Anna Delvey, claiming she was a wealthy German heiress with a net worth of around $60 million.

Anna quickly managed to get her friends to pay for her extravagant hotel stays, restaurant bills and shopping trip, using the excuse that her money was stuck abroad or she had forgotten her wallet.

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She was then convicted of larceny and theft of services and put in prison in 2019 until February 2021. In March of last year, she was placed into custody and was to be deported back to Germany.

Growing up in Eschweiler, Germany, she left at age 19 for Paris where she studied fashion and went under the surname Delvey.