Update, Tuesday, March 15, 4:31 p.m.: Der Spiegel reports that Anna Sorokin’s deportation failed at the last minute when she refused to leave the immigration detention center to be taken to the airport on Monday, March 14. The New York Post reports that ICE’s inmate communication system lists Sorokin’s status as “released” as of Tuesday morning but that she is in fact still in the Goshen, New York, correctional facility. Sorokin’s lawyer told the Post a “motion to stay the deportation was filed yesterday afternoon,” so Sorokin won’t be leaving for Germany until a ruling is made.
Original story follows.
Anna Sorokin (a.k.a. Anna Delvey) is scheduled to be deported to Germany tonight. An attorney for Sorokin confirmed to Insider that she was scheduled to leave her jail in upstate New York around 2 p.m. today “and be put on a plane headed to Germany.” Around that time, her commissary fund was drained and her video-call account was disconnected. Sorokin’s schemes and confusing accent were immortalized in Netflix’s Inventing Anna after she scammed her way through New York City with nothing but the murmurs of a trust fund and designer clothes that still somehow resembled H&M.
Sorokin was detained by ICE in March 2021 for overstaying her visa. She submitted an appeal to remain in the U.S., but the request was denied on February 17 by the U.S. Justice Department Board of Immigration Appeals. Another attorney for Sorokin, Manny Arora, said that because she is still within the 30-day window to submit another appeal, it is “not legally appropriate” to deport her at this time. “In the end, they can do whatever they want,” he added. If Sorokin somehow manages to thwart ICE, it may be her greatest scam yet. But for now — auf Wiedersehen!