A German woman who presented herself as a rich heiress and scammed elites in New York was on Thursday gave four to twelve years jail term.
The woman, Anna Sorokin, was last month convicted of scam in excess of $200,000 by a New York jury and was sentenced yesterday, May 9, 2019.
The 28-year-old adorned herself in expensive wears to convince elite about her claimed status. She was blinded by the glitter and glamour of New York City, Judge Diane Kiesel said. The judge said Sorokin had a dangerous taste for living an expensive lifestyle whatever it takes.
To get this expensive lifestyle, she claimed she was worth $67 million backed with false documents and took a total of $275,000 from bank and people, prosecutors said. They also pointed to Sorokin’s expensive appearance in court as proof of her fake life.
Larceny and Theft counts
Sorokin took $100,000 loan from a bank after applying for $22 million to set a private art club but has not repaid the loan and without any art club to show for it according to prosecutors.
She was found guilty of theft and larceny; four counts each by a jury in April.
Following her sentence, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) said she will be sent back to Germany when out of custody.
Sorokin, who ICE said illegally overstayed in the US, has been in jail for more than 500 days and can seek parole after serving four years in jail.
Throughout her trial, the court found her not to be remorseful.
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