Anna Sorokin, the convicted fraudster formerly known as Anna Delvey, does not want to be known as a Grifter anymore. So she’s now selling her own art as apparently completely legit NFT’s.
Sorokin, who posed as a German heiress and was later convicted of grand larceny and other crimes after defrauding banks and hotels for hundreds of thousands of dollars, said Thursday that she’s launching a line of 10 non-fungible tokens (NFTs) called “Reinventing Anna,” a play on the title of the Shonda Rhimes-produced Netflix series about Sorokin’s rise and fall, which came out this year.
The NFTs, purchased with cryptocurrency, are called “Anna access cards” and grant the buyer perks like “exclusive livestreams” and one-on-one phone calls, NBC News reported. Three of the cards are “ultra-platinum” NFTs affording the opportunity to meet Sorokin in person, as well as getting a package of “personal items” from Sorokin.
“I’m trying to move away from this, like, quote unquote scammer persona,” Sorokin told NBC News. “This is, like totally, has been pushed upon me by the prosecution and by the following media and by the Netflix show, but I’m trying to move away from that definitely.”
Sorokin was sentenced to between four and 12 years in prison in 2019 and was released in February 2021 for good behaviour. Just weeks after her release from state prison, Sorokin was arrested by Immigration and Customs Enforcement. She’s been in ICE custody in a detention centre in New Jersey since then and is now awaiting deportation to Germany.