NOT TAKING THE EASY WAY

Accused Grifter Anna Delvey Rejects Plea Deal, Gets Trial Date

Accused grifter Anna Sorokin, also known as Anna Delvey, rejected a plea deal in New York court Tuesday that would allow her to get out of jail early if she voluntarily returned to Germany, The New York Daily News reports. Sorokin—who once allegedly posed as a wealthy German heiress to manipulate banks and finance her posh socialite lifestyle—reportedly walked into court wearing “white Pumas, black glasses and beige prison garb” before rejecting a deal that would have allowed her to serve only a few months in jail. “Ms. Sorokin has declined all offers and we are ready to proceed with jury selection in February,” her lawyer, Todd Spodek, was quoted as saying in court. Spodek added that Sorokin had “committed herself to trial.” “Listen, she has to do what's right for her,” he said. The 27-year-old reportedly decided to enter a not guilty plea to charges including “grand larceny, attempted grand larceny and theft of services.” Her trial date has been set for Feb. 25. Netflix is also reportedly planning to develop a series about Sorokin’s alleged con artist lifestyle.