Fake heiress Anna Sorokin after she was sentenced to prison in New York in 2019; she now vows to fight deportation


  • Anna Sorokin is under house arrest in New York City East Village apartment
  • New York State prevented Sorokin from making money from "Inventing Anna"
  • Sorokin was convicted in 2019 of grand larceny for stealing over $275,000

Anna Sorokin, widely known as the German "fake heiress" Anna Delvey, is confirmed to star in a new unscripted television series called "Delvey's Dinner Club."

The show will reportedly feature Sorokin hosting a series of dinner parties at her Manhattan apartment to discuss topics such as "Anna's experience within the criminal justice system, her strategy to rebuild her image and her plans for the future" with the guests. It is filmed inside Sorokin's New York City East Village apartment, where she is now serving house arrest, The Wrap reported.

However, the New York State has already blocked and prevented Sorokin from making money from another television program — the Netflix miniseries "Inventing Anna," and it may do the same in this new show.

Sorokin was convicted in 2019 of grand larceny for stealing over $275,000 from major financial institutions, banks, hotels and acquaintances in the United States.

New York makes it illegal for convicted criminals to profit from their crimes. It is due to the "Son of Sam law," named after serial killer David Berkowitz, who used the name "Son of Sam" during his 1970s murder spree and, after his conviction, attempted to sell his personal story for large sums of money.

The law mandates that any person convicted of a crime must provide a copy of any contract for profits to the Crime Victims Compensation Board. The proceeds would be put in escrow to satisfy any future civil judgment against the perpetrator by the victims of their crimes.

New York reportedly unfroze Sorokin's funds so that she could pay restitution to her victims, including a reported $70,000 to Citibank and $100,000 to City National Bank.

Sorokin's new reality show is produced by Butternut, a lifestyle-focused production company by Brent Mongomery's Wheelhouse and former Food Network president Courtney White.

"It's often said the best way to get to know someone is to share a meal with them. We're all desperate to know who Anna really is," White said in a press release sent to Law & Crime. "'Delvey's Dinner Club' will reveal the actual woman behind everything we've read and watched about Anna. She is breaking her story in her own words, and we believe she will defy viewers' expectations."

Anna Sorokin
Anna Sorokin, better known as Anna Delvey, the 28-year-old German national, whose family moved there in 2007 from Russia, is seen in the courtroom during her trial at New York State Supreme Court in New York on April 11, 2019. Getty Images/TIMOTHY A. CLARY