D.A. Vance: “Fake Heiress” Anna Sorokin Convicted at Trial


April 25, 2019

Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus R. Vance, Jr., today announced the trial conviction of ANNA SOROKIN, a/k/a “ANNA DELVEY,” 28, for stealing more than $200,000 and attempting to steal millions more through multiple scams between December 2016 and August 2017. On April 25, 2019, a New York State Supreme Court jury found SOROKIN guilty of eight of the charges against her, including Attempted Grand Larceny in the First Degree, Grand Larceny in the Second Degree, Grand Larceny in the Third Degree, and Theft of Services. She is expected to be sentenced on May 9, 2019.

“As proven at trial, Anna Sorokin committed real white-collar felonies over the course of her lengthy masquerade,” said District Attorney Vance. “I thank the jury for its service in this complex trial, as well as my Office’s prosecutors and investigators for their meticulous investigation and resolve to ensure that Sorokin faces real justice for her many thefts and lies.”

Assistant D.A.s Catherine McCaw and Kaegan Mays-Williams handled the prosecution of this case under the supervision of Assistant D.A.s Gloria Garcia, Chief of the Financial Frauds Bureau; David Crowley, Supervising Attorney of the Financial Frauds Bureau; and Raymond Castello, Counsel to the Investigation Division, as well as Executive Assistant D.A. Michael Sachs, Chief of the Investigation Division. Assistant D.A.s Samantha Rayborn and Anne Ternes; former Assistant D.A. Archana Rao, Chief of the Financial Frauds Bureau; Program Coordinator Lotus Ho; Paralegal Anne Schwab; and Supervising Cyber Response Investigator Laurence Hayes also provided valuable assistance with the case.

District Attorney Vance thanked the NYPD’s Financial Crimes Task Force, specifically Detectives Michael McCaffrey and Jackson Scott; Detectives Montejano and Kipp of the Los Angeles Police Department Gang and Narcotics Division, Fugitive Warrant Section; investigators at Deutsche Bank, UBS, Citibank, and Signature Bank; and US Department of State Special Agent Christopher Nieves for their assistance with the investigation.

 

Defendant Information:

ANNA SOROKIN, a/k/a “ANNA DELVEY,” D.O.B 1/23/1991

New York, NY

Convicted:

  • Attempted Grand Larceny in the First Degree, a class C felony, one count
  • Grand Larceny in the Second Degree, a class C felony, two counts
  • Grand Larceny in the Third Degree, a class D felony, one count
  • Theft of Services, class A misdemeanor, four counts