June 29, 2022

Anna Sorokin Art Exhibit Co-Organizer Says She Still Owes Thousands of Dollars

Anna Sorokin, better known as Anna Delvey, is seen in the courtroom during her trial at the New York State Supreme Court in New York on April 11, 2019. – (Photo by TIMOTHY A CLARY/AFP via Getty Images)

An artist who helped organize an art exhibition in March featuring the work of fake heiress Anna Sorokin says she has not been reimbursed thousands of dollars owed to her for expenses she has incurred.

Julia Morrison says she put $8,000 on her credit card to help set up the “Free Anna Delvey” art exhibit on Manhattan’s Lower East Side.

Morrison told FOX 5 News that as of June 2, she still hadn’t received the money she was owed.

She says she still asks for the return of some of her works that were put in storage after the show.

“I haven’t received anything either,” Morrison told FOX 5 News via message.

Morrison claims co-curator Alfredo Martinez promised her she would be reimbursed.

“She will be paid,” Martinez recently told the Post. “We are still in the spending phase of the project.”

Like Sorokin, Martinez is another famous fraudster. He spent time in prison for forging drawings by graffiti artist Jean-Michel Basquiat.

Morrison says she also reached out to Anna Sorokin to try to get help getting her the money back. The Post says Sorokin then blocked his phone number.

Morrison is back in California. She is an MFA student at the University of Southern California.

Where is Anna Sorokin now?

Anna “Delvey” Sorokin is still being held by ICE at the Orange County Correctional Facility in New York.

The fake socialite has been featured in the Netflix docu-drama ‘Inventing Anna’ since she overstayed a visa. Sorokin came to New York in 2013 and tried to secure a huge loan to start an upscale members-only club in Manhattan while using the name Anna Delevy.

She allegedly left several high-end hotels with large unpaid bills and is accused of scamming wealthy New Yorkers out of hundreds of thousands of dollars.

A Manhattan jury found Sorokin guilty in April 2019 of robbery and other counts. The following month, Judge Diane Kiesel, saying she was “stunned by the depth of the defendant’s deception”, sentenced Sorokin to between four and 12 years.

Sorokin was granted “merit release” in February 2021, according to the Department of Corrections and Community Supervision inmate search website, but ICE quickly took her into custody.

Sorokin was set to be deported but was granted a last-minute reprieve by a federal judge.

“Sorokin was granted an additional stay of deportation by the 2nd Circuit Court on March 21. She remains in ICE custody pending deportation,” an ICE spokesperson confirmed to FOX. 5 News by e-mail in March.

Attorney Duncan Levin said he plans to appeal for a new trial in the state Supreme Court on the conviction that is the basis for Sorokin’s expulsion.

Levin told Fox News Digital that “if the conviction was overturned and she passes, there’s no reason to deport her.”

“I have lived most of my adult life in New York City and many of my friends and support system are based in the United States,” Anna Sorokin told Fox News Digital in a statement sent by e -mail. “I don’t see why I should be banned forever when so many violent offenders are released daily by ICE.”

Anna Delvey on the Call Her Daddy podcast

Anna ‘Delvey’ Sorokin was recently interviewed on Alex Cooper’s Call Her Daddy podcast. She appeared in a video call from the ICE detention center. During the podcast, she said she never claimed to be a German heiress.

She also said that the part of the Netflix show Inventing Anna that showed her attempting suicide was completely made up for the show.

Anna Delvey father

While it was widely believed that she came from a wealthy family and had a large inheritance, her roots were much leaner. Her father, Vadim Sorokin moved the family to Germany from Russia. He owned his own small business and also drove a truck for a living for a while.