Anna SorokinThe legal troubles are far from over…
according to a Manhattan Supreme Court Complaint received from The New York Postthe 32-year-old convicted fraudster – who was also known as Anna Delvey — allegedly owes her disfellowshipped attorney Audrey A Thomas more than $152,000! And not only did Anna not pay her former attorney in full, but she made some false allegations against her to get the money out, according to the lawsuit!
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For those who haven’t seen this yet Netflix series about her crimes, invent Anna, the con man was convicted of eight felonies in 2019 after posing as a German heiress with a $67 million trust fund and defrauding more than $200,000 from New York celebrities, banks and hotels. Then, in 2020, she hired Audrey to represent her in her immigration case and to appeal her criminal conviction. After her sentencing, a judge said she was “stunned by the depth of the verdict.” [her] “Deception” – sentenced Anna to four to 15 years in prison and forced her to pay $199,000 in damages to the victims.
Just two years after her conviction, Anna was released from prison for good behavior. However, her freedom was short-lived as she was held by the police US Immigration and Customs Officerst six weeks later after overstaying her visa. Anna has been released on bail and is under house arrest while awaiting the court’s decision on her stay in the country.
Amidst that situation, Anna fired Audrey in April 2022 — and they’ve been feuding in court ever since. She filed a lawsuit against the former attorney, alleging she withheld documents related to her immigration and criminal case. But according to the new Manhattan Supreme Court filing, Anna allegedly owes Audrey “astronomical legal fees.” The lawsuit alleged that the scammer “was able to stay in the United States because while she was being taken to the airport and literally sat in the gate area with her belongings in garbage bags, [Thomas] filed an order and obtained a stay of deportation.”
Despite being disbarred from practicing law in November for allegedly robbing an elderly client (no, we’re not kidding), Audrey still thinks she should be compensated for the work she’s done for Anna. The court documents said:
“The disqualification … does not nullify the balance owed by the defendant.”
We have to see if Anna hands over the money to her former lawyer! Reactions, Perezcious readers? Let us know in the comments below!
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