Anna Sorokin’s authorized troubles are removed from over…
In line with a Manhattan Supreme Courtroom lawsuit obtained by The New York Submit, the 32-year-old convicted fraudster – who was also referred to as Anna Delvey – allegedly owes her disbarred legal professional Audrey A. Thomas greater than $152,000! And never solely has Anna not totally paid her former lawyer, however she additionally made some false accusations towards her in an try and cough up the money, per the go well with!
For many who haven’t seen the Netflix collection about her crimes, Inventing Anna, the con artist was convicted of eight felony fees in 2019 after posing as a German heiress with a $67 million belief fund and scamming greater than $200,000 from New York Metropolis socialites, banks, and motels. She then employed Audrey in 2020 to signify her in her immigration case and enchantment her felony conviction. After her conviction, a decide – who claimed to be “shocked by the depth of [her] deception” – sentenced Anna to 4 to fifteen years in jail and compelled to pay $199,000 in restitution to the victims.
Anna ended up being launched from jail on good habits solely two years into her sentence. Nevertheless, her freedom was short-lived as a result of she was detained by the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement six weeks later after overstaying her visa. Anna was launched on bond and is on home arrest whereas awaiting for the courtroom to resolve on her keep within the nation.
Amid this example, Anna fired Audrey in April 2022 – they usually’ve been preventing it out in courtroom ever since. She filed a lawsuit towards the ex-attorney, claiming she was withholding data in her immigration and felony case. However per the brand new Manhattan Supreme Courtroom submitting, Anna allegedly owes Audrey “astronomical authorized charges.” The lawsuit alleged that the scammer “was capable of stay in the USA as a result of whereas she was taken to the airport and actually sitting within the gate space together with her belongings in rubbish luggage, [Thomas] filed a writ and secured a keep from deportation elimination.”
Though Audrey has since been disbarred in November for allegedly robbing an aged shopper (No, we’re not joking), she nonetheless appears like she must be compensated for the work she’d carried out for Anna. The courtroom papers acknowledged:
“The disbarment… doesn’t negate the steadiness that the defendant owes.”
We’ll need to see if Anna shall be handing over the money to her former legal professional! Reactions, Perezcious readers? Tell us within the feedback beneath!
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