Fake heiress who conned the elite and her ‘best friend’ is made ...

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Fake heiress who conned the elite and her ‘best friend’ is made for TV

Anna Delvey's story has sparked a series bidding war, and a book by the buddy she swindled

Eleanor Halls

One Monday in April 2019, Anna Delvey (born Anna Sorokin), the socialite and con artist who, since 2018, has made headlines across the world for brazenly swindling the who’s who of New York out of hundreds of thousands of dollars, sat calmly in court wearing a white lace designer dress.

It was the final day of her trial and her lawyer was quoting Frank Sinatra’s My Way. “Sinatra made a brand-new start of it in New York, and so did Ms Sorokin,” Todd Spodek told the jury. “They both created their own opportunities.”

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