Anna Sorokin, who posed as a German heiress to scam New York banks and hotels for more than $200,000, filed court papers on Friday asking to have her ex-lawyer found in contempt of court as she fights deportation.
Sorokin, 31, has accused attorney Audrey Thomas of failing to surrender documents relevant to her ongoing deportation case. Sorokin said that Manhattan Judge Diane Kiesel told Thomas in July that she had until August 5 to turn over Sorokin’s case file, according to the Daily Mail
Sorokin’s legal team alleged that Thomas is still in possession of the personal property and digital recordings of Sorokin’s immigration hearings. The Daily Mail reported that Sorokin’s newest attorneys took steps to get the files in March.
However, Thomas said she had already given them all the items she gathered while representing the convicted felon, including boxes of documents.
“She could kiss my a*s,” the lawyer told the Daily Mail, referring to Sorokin. “I gave them everything and what they’re asking for is Anna’s transcripts from immigration because they’re too f**king lazy to write the immigration court and get it.”
“I gave these bunch of ignorant white people posing as zealous advocates all that I am required to give them and in particular all that I have….But they are so entitled and privileged that they believe they can bully me into submission. Well I may be fat, but I am never the bigger person so I will respond accordingly.”
In Friday’s filings, Sorokin’s attorneys said the trove of items Thomas returned to them does not include Sorokin’s personal items or files relevant to her immigration hearings.
In 2019, Sorokin was convicted of theft and grand larceny. She was released from prison in February 2021, despite being sentenced to four years. In March of this year, ICE arrested Sorokin for allegedly overstaying her visa. She remains jailed at the Orange County Correctional Facility as she fights her deportation to Germany.
In addition to contesting her pending deportation, Sorokin is seeking to have her 2019 conviction overturned.
According to reports, Sorokin received a $200,000 payout from Netflix for the show “Inventing Anna.” She was said to have used some of the funds to compensate her victims.
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[Featured image: Anna Sorokin/AP Photo/Richard Drew, File]