The woman who scammed her through New York City all the way to prison said in a stunning interview that she’s not sorry for her crimes.
Anna Sorokin, who went by the name Anna Delvey as she infiltrated the city’s elite social circles by pretending to be a rich German heiress, spoke to the New York Times this week after she was sentenced to 4 to 12 years in prison for scamming banks and business for $200,000; and for fraudulently attempting to secure a $25 million business loan.
“The thing is, I’m not sorry,” Sorokin said in the interview she gave from Rikers Island.
“I’d be lying to you and to everyone else and to myself if I said I was sorry for anything. I regret the way I went about certain things.”
The 28-year-old appeared to believe she would one day be able to pay back her staggering debts, and that she felt she needed to have her own funding if she wanted to remain in control of her vision for her own club and foundation.
“My motive was never money,” Sorokin told the newspaper. “I was power hungry.”
“I’m not a good person,” she said.
Sorokin insisted in the interview that she never actually told people she was rich, but that they just assumed it. She also claimed that she went by the surname Delvey because it’s her mother’s maiden name — but as the report notes, her parents, who did not attend her trial, had previously told New York Magazine they did not recognize that name.
In the interview, Sorokin appeared confident she will be positioned for success when she is released from prison, where she expects to write two books, with plans to have her own investment fund down the road.
Asked if she would do it all again, Sorokin reportedly laughed and said, “Yes, probably so.”
[Feature image: AP Photo/Richard Drew]