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Fake German heiress Anna Sorokin has been sentenced to four to 12 years in prison for swindling tens of thousands of dollars from banks and hotels that she used to bankroll her lavish New York lifestyle.
The 28-year-old con artist was sentenced in a Manhattan court on Thursday following her conviction last month on multiple counts of grand larceny and theft of services.
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'I apologize for the mistakes I made,' Sorokin said just moment before her sentence was handed down.
Judge Diane Kiesel said during the sentencing that she was 'stunned by the depth of the defendant's deception'.
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In addition to the prison sentence, Sorokin was ordered to pay nearly $199,000 in restitution and $24,000 in fines.
The U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement has said it will seek to deport Sorokin to Germany following her release from state custody because she overstayed her 2017 visa.
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Sorokin has been in custody at Rikers Island since her October 2017 arrest and was facing 15 years in prison.
Her grifting ruse between 2016 and 2017 included forging her identity as a wealthy German heiress known as Anna Delvey and falsifying bank records to further her scam.
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In all, prosecutors accused her of stealing some $275,000, including a $35,400 bill for a private plane, as well as unpaid bills for her month-long stays in five-star New York hotel rooms and upscale restaurants.
Sorokin defrauded financial institutions and Manhattan's social elite into believing she had an overseas fortune of about $67 million that could cover her jet-setting lifestyle, high-end clothing and lavish hotel stays.
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As part of the scam, prosecutors say she peddled bogus bank statements in her quest for a $22 million loan to fund a private arts club. She ended up being denied that loan but persuaded one bank to lend her $100,000 that...
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