Fraud heiress Anna Sorokin talks deportation

The case of Sorokin inspired the Netflix series "Inventing Anna."

Convicted swindler Anna Sorokin told The New York Times how important it is for her to stay in New York despite the risk of deportation.

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She was released from US immigration custody and placed under house arrest on Friday.

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If she allowed herself to be deported to Germany, she said she would feel like she was "running from something."

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"Letting them deport me would have been a sign of surrender — confirmation of this perception 

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 as this shallow person who only cares about obscene wealth, which is simply not the case."

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An immigration judge last week cleared the way for Sorokin, 31, to be released to home confinement while his deportation case is resolved.

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After posting a $10,000 bond, she is now wearing an ankle monitor.

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Prosecutors said Sorokin used the name Anna Delvey for years to pass herself off as the wealthy daughter of a German diplomat,

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and she lied about having a $67 million (68 million euros) bankroll overseas to give the impression that she could cover her debts.

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Sorokin was detained last year by immigration authorities who claimed she had overstayed her visa and must return to Germany, 

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 where she is a citizen, after serving three years in prison for stealing $275,000 from banks, hotels, and wealthy New Yorkers to fund her lavish lifestyle.

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Sorokin also discussed how much she has learned while in prison, and how it is impossible

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