The Manhattan Supreme Court has received a lawsuit claiming that not only does Sorokin owe the substantial amount, but she has also made false accusations against her former attorney in an attempt to avoid payment.
Anna Sorokin, also known as Anna Delvey, is facing a new legal battle as she reportedly owes her disbarred lawyer, Audrey A. Thomas, over $152,000
Sorokin gained infamy in 2019 after being convicted of eight felony charges for pretending to be a wealthy German heiress and scamming $200,000 from New York City socialites. In 2020, she hired Audrey A. Thomas to represent her in her legal matters.
Following her conviction, Sorokin was sentenced to a prison term of four to 12 years. However, she was released early on good behavior after serving two years. Unfortunately for Sorokin, her freedom was short-lived as she was detained by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement for overstaying her visa just six weeks after her release. She is currently under house arrest while awaiting the court’s decision on her immigration status.
After firing Thomas in April 2022, Sorokin filed a lawsuit alleging that the lawyer withheld records crucial to her immigration and criminal case
Sorokin claimed that Thomas had managed to secure a stay from deportation when Sorokin was on the verge of being removed from the United States. However, despite these allegations, the Manhattan Supreme Court lawsuit indicates that Sorokin owes Thomas a significant amount in legal fees.
It is worth noting that Thomas was disbarred in November for allegedly stealing from an elderly client. The court filing clarifies that Thomas’ disbarment does not negate the outstanding balance owed by Sorokin.
The high-profile case of Anna Sorokin has garnered significant attention, and her story further captivated audiences with the release of the Netflix true-crime series “Inventing Anna” in February 2022.