It’s a riveting story of a beautiful Russian immigrant woman so determined to be a member of Manhattan’s elite society, she pulled off an elaborate scheme to swindle thousands of dollars from rich and unsuspecting wealthy elites. This story was posted by Jan Ransom and Emily Palmer in the New York Times. Anna Delvey was her fake heiress name. Anna Sorokin was her real name. Anna used her power of persuasion and gullibility to swindle others into providing her with exotic trips, luxury hotels, expensive restaurants and hob- knob with the high society of New York.
But her power of persuasion was short circuited on Thursday of last week when a jury found her guilty on second degree grand larceny, theft of services, and one count of attempted grand larceny. She could face up to fifteen years in prison, according this article. She was found not guilty of attempted grand larceny regarding an attempt to gain $22 million dollar loan and she was acquitted of stealing $60,000 from a friend.