Anna Delvey’s ex-lawyer crashes in court and is taken away in an ambulance as she fights deportation
EXCLUSIVE: Anna Delvey’s former lawyer STOPS in court and is taken away in an ambulance: Fake German heiress sues for court records as she fights her deportation
- Anna Delvey’s former lawyer had a dramatic collapse in court on Friday
- Fake German heiress sues for court records as she fights deportation
- Her former lawyer Audrey Thomas was disbarred earlier last year
Anna Delvey’s former lawyer collapsed dramatically in court on Friday as the fake German heiress continues to sue court documents to support her deportation fight.
Delvey, aka Anna Sorokin, takes on her former attorney Audrey Thomas in Manhattan.
Thomas was disbarred earlier last year for financial crimes and has threatened to write a tell-all book about her troubled former client.
The courtroom drama came as Delvey is embroiled in a legal battle with Thomas, alleging that the attorney withheld recordings of her deportation hearings.
Audrey Thomas, pictured, collapsed in court on Friday when she took on her former client Anna Delvey
Delvey, also known as Anna Sorokin, was the subject of the Netflix show ‘Inventing Anna’
The 31-year-old — who was the subject of the Netflix show “Inventing Anna” — claims Thomas violated a July 2022 court order to turn over court documents to her new attorney, according to Manhattan Supreme Court filings.
Thomas sent two batches of the deportation documents to Delvey’s newest lawyer earlier last August.
However, according to the lawsuit against her, she “did not hand over any of the digital audio recordings of (Delvey’s) immigration court hearings.”
The convicted fraudster also claimed that Thomas withheld the documents because he had a vendetta against her.
“It is therefore clear that (Thomas) is still deliberately withholding items from (Delvey’s) file,” the court said.
Delvey faces legal trouble as she continues to plan her future in the US, including shopping for a reality TV show about her life.
She was previously jailed for defrauding banks, hotels and members of New York high society out of $275,000, tricking them into believing she was an heiress.
The Russian-born German, who moved to the US in 2013, was charged with grand larceny after being caught up in her years-long scam.
She was sentenced to four to 12 years in prison for her crimes in 2019, but was released early in February 2021 for good behavior.
After her release from prison, she surrendered to US Immigration and Customs for allegedly overstaying her visa.
She was subsequently detained in Orange County, New York, before being moved to temporary quarters at the NoMad luxury hotel in Manhattan. She has been fighting her eviction for years.
Thomas was previously suspended last year for financial crimes and has threatened to write a book about her beleaguered ex-client.
Delvey, real name Anna Sorokin, used an alter ego to convince the New York elite that she would inherit a $60 million fortune
Speaking to Tatler after her release, Delvey said she is “definitely not a” fraudster.
“I became famous because of a financial crime. I was charged with six grand larcenies and convicted of four,” she added.
“It was the prosecutor’s job to make me look bad, but in the end they got mad because I had become so famous.”
Her name was Anna Sorokin and she used the alter ego Delvey to convince her victims that she would inherit a fortune of 60 million euros.