‘Inventing Anna’: Where Is Anna Sorokin (AKA Delvey) Today?

Viewers binge-watching the latest true crime series, Inventing Anna, on Netflix might be wondering where Anna Sorokin (Delvey) is today in 2022. The nine-episode dramatization features Ozark star Julia Garner as the 22-year-old Russian-born German woman who defrauded banks, hotels, and the New York City social elites from 2013 to 2017. Below is an update on where Anna Sorokin is at the time of the Netflix and Shondaland Inventing Anna release on Feb. 11, 2022.

Julia Garner portraying Anna Sorokin in prison attire in Netflix's 'Inventing Anna'
‘Inventing Anna’: Julia Garner | Nicole Rivelli/Netflix

Is ‘Inventing Anna’ a true story?

Yes, Netflix’s Inventing Anna tells the true story of Anna Sorokin. She came to the United States in 2013 for Fashion Week, loved New York, and decided to stay. Sorokin created a fictional name — Anna Delvey — and a new life. She pretended to be a German heiress worth $60 million.

The Shonda Rhimes Netflix drama is based on the New York Magazine article by Jessica Pressler, “How Anna Delvey Tricked New York’s Party People.” The Inventing Anna trailer shows journalist, Vivian Kent (portrayed by Anna Chlumsky), visiting Anna Sorokin in prison to hear her story.

Is Anna Sorokin still in jail?

Yes, Anna Sorokin is still in jail in 2022; however, her current incarceration is not part of her grand larceny sentencing. On April 19, 2019, a grand jury found Sorokin guilty of grand larceny in the second degree, attempted grand larceny, and theft of services. At the time, Sorokin had already served two years of her four to 12 year prison sentence for the offenses. 

The state of New York released Sorokin on good merit from prison on Feb. 11, 2021, after serving nearly four years. She immediately began posting on social media to followers on Twitter and Instagram. Sorokin shared photos of a documentary she began working on about her life. The posts included proof that the paparazzi followed her through New York, taking pictures and asking her plans. 

Anna Sorokin (aka Anna Delvey) sits in a courtroom leaning her chin on her hand.
Anna Sorokin (also known as Anna Delvey) | Timothy A. Clary/AFP/Getty Images

However, only six weeks later, Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) took Sorokin back into custody for overstaying her visa in the United States. She remained there while awaiting deportation back to Germany. Julia Garner visited Anna Sorokin in prison to prepare herself for Netflix’s Inventing Anna role.

Was Anna Sorokin deported?

No, the United States government did not deport Anna Sorokin yet. She shared an update with her followers on Feb. 2, 2022. As of that date, Insider reports that Sorokin is still in ICE custody. She is currently in Orange County’s jail in upstate New York. 

According to Sorokin, ICE insisted she is “a continuous danger to the community.” The fake heiress added that the Department of Homeland Security believed she was getting her hair done instead of looking for a job. In the statement from Sorokin she explained that the visa overstay was “unintentional and largely out of my control.” She plans to appeal her criminal conviction to clear her name. The 31-year-old added that she paid off her debts (thanks to the payout from the Netflix show) while incarcerated.

“I did not break a single one of New York state’s or ICE’s parole rules,” Sorokin wrote. “Despite all that, I’ve yet to be given a clear and fair path to compliance.”

As of the publishing of this article, Anna Sorokin remains in ICE custody in Orange County jail in New York. All nine Inventing Anna episodes are currently available for streaming on Netflix.

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