Anna Delvey owes ex-lawyer $152,000, NYC lawsuit says
“Fake Heiress Anna Sorokin Sued by Former Lawyer for Over $152,000”
Anna Sorokin, also known as the “Soho Grifter,” is being sued by her former lawyer, Audrey A. Thomas, for over $152,000 in legal fees. Sorokin is accused of making false accusations against Thomas in an effort to avoid paying her debts. The lawsuit was filed in Manhattan Supreme Court.
Sorokin, a German native, was convicted of scamming $200,000 from banks and businesses and served four years in prison. In 2020, she hired Thomas to represent her in her immigration case and to appeal her criminal conviction. However, Sorokin fired Thomas in April 2022 and accused her of withholding records in her case.
According to Thomas, Sorokin’s accusations are false and are an attempt to avoid paying her astronomical legal fees. She claims that Sorokin was able to avoid deportation thanks to her efforts.
Thomas was disbarred in November after allegedly stealing money from an elderly client. During a hearing stemming from Sorokin’s lawsuit against her, Thomas dramatically collapsed in court. However, she maintains that her disbarment does not negate the balance Sorokin owes her.
Sorokin, who is set to launch a podcast soon, could not be reached for comment.
Who is Anna Sorokin?
Anna Sorokin is a German native who made headlines for her fraud scheme in which she pretended to be an heiress and scammed thousands of dollars from businesses and banks. She served four years in prison for her crimes.
What is the lawsuit against Anna Sorokin about?
Anna Sorokin is being sued by her former lawyer, Audrey A. Thomas, for over $152,000 in legal fees. Thomas claims that Sorokin has been making false accusations against her in an effort to avoid paying her debts.
Why was Audrey A. Thomas disbarred?
Audrey A. Thomas was disbarred in November after allegedly stealing money from an elderly client.
What has Anna Sorokin been up to recently?
Anna Sorokin is set to launch a podcast soon. She could not be reached for comment regarding the lawsuit.
NYC Lawsuit Claims Anna Delvey Must Pay $152,000 Debt to Former Attorney
Fake heiress Anna Sorokin is reportedly facing legal trouble once again, this time for allegedly owing her former lawyer, Audrey A. Thomas, over $152,000. According to court documents filed in Manhattan Supreme Court, Sorokin has been making false accusations against Thomas in an attempt to avoid paying the owed fees since firing her back in April 2022.
Sorokin, who scammed banks and businesses of $200,000 and served four years in prison for her crimes, hired Thomas to represent her in her immigration case and criminal conviction appeal in 2020. However, after firing her lawyer, Sorokin claimed that Thomas was withholding records in her case.
In response, Thomas alleged that Sorokin’s accusations were false and that the former prisoner was using them as an excuse to avoid paying her “astronomical legal fees.” Thomas stated in court papers that she had played a crucial role in Sorokin’s ability to remain in the US when she was on the verge of being deported.
Despite Thomas being disbarred in November for stealing from an elderly client, she claims that the defendant still owes her the balance for her services rendered. Sorokin, known as the “Soho Grifter,” is set to launch her podcast soon, and her lawyer has not yet responded to requests for comment.