Anna Delvey, real name Anna Sorokin (probably?), became a national figure after the release of by Netflix Invent Annaa dramatic account of the schemes and scams she pulled off to fit into the New York art world.
On this episode of Dirty money, Entrepreneur.com Deputy Digital Editor Melissa Malamut gives us a blow-by-blow account of Anna’s spectacular rise and fall, and the victims she left in her wake as she blew through hundreds of thousands of dollars. (Listen to the episode above.)
In April 2019, Delvey was convicted of eight counts, including second-degree robbery, theft of services, and attempted first-degree robbery. She was sentenced to four to 12 years in prison and fined $24,000, as well as being ordered to repay her victims. “I am stunned by the depth of the deception of the defendant,” Judge Kiesel said, handing down the sentence.
So here’s the big question everyone is asking: if Anna’s goal was (and remains) fame, was a four-year prison sentence more than worth it? Addressing the New York Times After her sentencing, Anna said bluntly: “I would be lying to you, to everyone and to myself if I said I was sorry for anything. I regret the way I proceeded to some things.”
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About dirty money
Dirty money is a new podcast series from Entrepreneur Media telling the stories of legendary con artists, scammers and barely legal thugs who will stop at nothing to swindle their brands out of millions. Hosted by Entrepreneurs Editors Dan Bova And Jon Smallthe podcast dives deep into the deviants behind the acts.