State says not so fast on fake German heiress’ Netflix deal
NEW YORK (AP) — Prosecutors want to prevent the fake German heiress and convicted swindler Anna Sorokin from profiting from her highly publicized case.
The New York Attorney General’s Office recently invoked a state law that forbids criminals from profiting off their crimes in a court challenge to a Netflix deal Sorokin signed last year.
Prosecutors say proceeds from the production should go to the Manhattan banks and hotels Sorokin defrauded out of nearly $200,000.
A message was sent to Sorokin’s attorney Monday seeking comment.
Sorokin lived a lavish lifestyle in New York’s high society and duped banks and celebrities into believing she was a wealthy heiress.
She was sentenced in May to four to 12 years in prison after being convicted of grand larceny and theft.