Anna Sorokin – who conned New York’s social scene under the name Anna Delvey and whose exploits as a fake heiress became the subject of the hit Netflix show Inventing Anna is being deported, two sources familiar with the situation said. Sorokin was expected to be removed from her prison in upstate New York at 2pm local time on Monday and be put on a plane headed to Germany, a lawyer for Sorokin said. Around that time, prison authorities drained her commissary funds and disabled the account she used for video calls. The US Justice Department Board of Immigration Appeals issued a decision on February 17 denying Sorokin’s previous appeals for her to remain in the United States as she argued against her incarceration. The decision cleared the way for US immigration authorities to deport her. “Since there is nothing pending before the Board, the applicant’s stay of removal, granted on November 30, 2021, is no longer warranted and will be withdrawn. The stay will be denied,” an immigration appeals judge wrote in the decision, a copy of which was obtained by Business Insider. The decision says Sorokin had 30 days to file another appeal and halt her deportation. Manny Arora, a lawyer representing Sorokin, told Insider that she was still within the 30-day window and that it was “not legally appropriate” for Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) to deport her. “Legally, they should not be able to deport her until at least the 17th. But it’s ICE, and there are numerous filings in her case so you just never know if there was a paperwork error,” Arora said. “In the end, they can do whatever they want.” A representative for the Orange County Jail referred questions to ICE. A representative for ICE declined to comment on Sorokin’s deportation status. The German publication Der Spiegel first reported in an unsourced article on Friday that Sorokin would be deported this week. Fake German heiress Anna Sorokin taken into US custody, faces deportation Sorokin, a German national born in Russia, has been in ICE detention since March 25, spending most of that time in Orange County Jail in Goshen, New York. She completed her criminal sentence on larceny and attempted larceny charges for her fake heiress scheme on February 11, 2021. But ICE rearrested her six weeks after her release from prison for overstaying her visa. A Manhattan jury found her guilty in 2019 of a scam where she misrepresented her finances, pretending to be an heiress with a US$60 million fortune, to obtain loans for a business called the Anna Delvey Foundation, which would be a mixed-use arts and restaurant space. Her lawyer argued in her defence that she was trying to “fake it ‘til she made it” and planned to pay everyone back. Sorokin is appealing the guilty verdict. Although a New York state parole board found that Sorokin could be released after serving three-and-a-half years of her four-to-twelve year sentence, immigration authorities argued she was unrepentant and took her back into custody. In an essay for Insider published in February, Sorokin said she found ICE’s decision-making process baffling. “It makes no sense for me to still be here long after they have brought in and then released numerous violent offenders (robbers, rapists, would-be murderers) and people with an assortment of felony DUIs and grand larcenies,” she wrote. “Do they not ‘clearly possess the knowledge’ to recommit the same crimes they’ve been accused of before, or do different standards apply to them?” Juror who prompted calls for new Maxwell trial turns to Anna Sorokin lawyer Sorokin’s exploits grifting New York’s social scene were chronicled in Inventing Anna, a Netflix limited series released last month with Julia Garner playing Sorokin. It is based on a New York magazine story by Jessica Pressler that made her famous. As Insider originally reported, Netflix paid US$320,000 to Sorokin for the rights to her life story, almost all of which went to pay back banks and other companies she took from, as well as to pay her lawyers. Sorokin has teased other projects she’s working on. She told Insider she planned to write a book about her experience. She has also planned to create a podcast, and in the past week appeared on Julia Fox and Niki Takesh’s podcast “Forbidden Fruits” from prison. Sorokin was also part of a class-action lawsuit brought by American Civil Liberties Union over ICE’s failure to administer coronavirus booster shots. She and the other plaintiffs in the case withdrew their lawsuit on Saturday after receiving their boosters, court records show.