The latest news about Art World Scam Artist Anna Delvey

by Ana Lopez

Anna Delvey, whose real name is Anna Sorokin (probably?), became a national figure after the release of that of Netflix invent Annaa dramatic narration of the schemes and scams she carried out to integrate herself into New York’s art world.

In this episode of Black money,’s digital deputy editor Melissa Malamut gives us an overview account of Anna’s rise and spectacular fall, and the casualties she left in her wake as she blew through hundreds of thousands of dollars. (Listen to the episode above.)

In April 2019, Delvey was convicted of eight charges, including second-degree grand larceny, robbery of services, and first-degree attempted grand larceny. She was sentenced to four to 12 years in prison and a $24,000 fine, plus orders to repay her victims. “I am amazed at the depth of the defendant’s deceit,” Judge Kiesel said in pronouncing the verdict.

So here’s the big question on everyone’s mind: If Anna’s goal was (and still is) fame, was the time spent four years in the clinch more than worth it? Talking to the New York Times after her conviction, Anna said bluntly, “I’d be lying to you and to everyone else and to myself if I said I regretted anything.” I regret the way I handled certain things.’

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