Anna Sorokin Is Found Guilty: Fake German Heiress who Swindled $275K From Friends and Turned Her Trial Into a Fashion Show Is Convicted on Seven Counts of Fraud and Faces 15 Years in Jail

A New York jury has convicted fake German heiress Anna Sorokin (pictured today in court) of swindling tens of thousands of dollars from banks, hotels, and friends. Jurors returned a guilty verdict Thursday following a month-long trial that attracted international attention. Sorokin was convicted of three counts of grand larceny and four counts of theft of services. She’s to be sentenced May 9. The one-time darling of the Big Apple has been on trial for the past month on grand larceny and theft of services charges after swindling friends, banks, and hotels out of $275,000 in a 10-month odyssey. Prosecutors said Sorokin lived in luxury New York hotel rooms that she couldn’t afford, promised a friend an all-expenses paid trip to Morocco and then stiffed her with the $62,000 bill and peddled bogus bank statements in her quest for a $22 million loan for a private arts club.

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SOURCE: Daily Mail