Social grifter and fake heiress, Anna Sorokin, was released early from a New York State prison on Thursday (Feb. 11, 2021) for good behavior, according to Department of Corrections records.
Ms Sorokin, 29, who posed as a German heiress worth $72 million to scam businesses and banks, strolled out of Albion Correction Facility, near Rochester, which was first reported by Insider.
The Board of Parole granted her “merit time release,” which shaved off 1/6 of her sentence, for her stellar disciplinary record and participation in various prison programs.
Sorokin, also known as Anna Delvey, told the Board that she planned to live with a male friend once free – but will likely be deported to Germany soon after.
During the parole hearing, the famously unrepentant con-woman finally apologized for her crimes. “I just want to say that I’m really ashamed and I’m really sorry for what I did,” according to a transcript of the Oct. 6, 2020 hearing.
Sorokin was convicted in 2019 of grand larceny and other raps for stealing $200,000 from businesses and for fraudulently trying to score a $22 million loan to launch a Manhattan art club.
The wannabe socialite, who has been paid at least $320,000 from Netflix for the rights to her life story, plans to write a book. She has paid $200,000 of her earnings in restitution.
The forthcoming Netflix series, Inventing Anna, where Sorokin will be played by Ozark star Julia Garner, has resumed production after a delay due to the coronavirus.
Because Sorokin is a German citizen, she could be deported by US Immigration and Customs Enforcement.
Now that she is out of prison, she has returned to social media, and posted a photo of herself in bed wearing giant sunglasses along with the caption “Prison is so exhausting, you wouldn’t know.”