Fake Heiress Anna Sorokin Told 'Lie After Lie' on Lavish Morocco Trip, Photographer Says
Anna Sorokin, who pretended to be a wealthy German heiress, was sentenced to four to 12 years in prison last week.
Photographer Jesse Hawk said he shot her trip to Morocco with two high-society friends. She enjoyed the finer things in life, according to Hawk. "She liked having butlers and cars waiting on her and housemaids and whatever," Hawk told Inside Edition. On the trip, they sipped on fine wines and the most expensive of Champagnes. She called for a helicopter to transport her to Casablanca Airport.
Everyone, including Hawk and those on the Morocco trip, thought she was a wealthy heiress with millions of dollars in the bank, but after she returned home to Manhattan, it all fell apart. Anna Delvey was revealed to be Anna Sorokin, the daughter of a Russian truck driver without a penny to her name.
Sorokin was sentenced last Thursday to four to 12 years in prison on multiple different charges of fraud, convicted of bilking members of New York City's elite out of thousands over the course of nearly a year.
Her recent trial captivated many, who still can't believe she was able to keep up the ruse for so long.
Hawk said he had his suspicions.
"When someone's bank cards don't work anywhere they go, it's a little weird," said Hawk.
He said she gave excuse after excuse, blaming people for punching the numbers in wrong, or the systems for being down. No one really ever questioned it.
"Just lie after lie after lie," he said of his time in Morocco with Sorokin.
For her part, Sorokin remains defiant in the wake of her conviction. "The thing is, I’m not sorry," she told The New York Times in a jailhouse interview last week ahead of her sentencing. “I’d be lying to you and to everyone else and to myself if I said I was sorry for anything."
Asked if she'd do it again, she answered: "Yes, probably so."
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