Anna Sorokin is a faux German heiress who is on trial for committing several high-end fraudulent schemes. During the Manhattan criminal trial, the theft lawyer used the lyrics of Frank Sinatra’s iconic song New York New York on his argument that Sorokin was simply a humble girl who is trying to make it big in the city.
The lawyer’s opening statement quoted Frank Sinatra’s “I’ll make a brand new start of it in old New York, if I can make it there, I’ll make it anywhere because the opportunities in New York are endless.” Lawyer, Todd Spodek said that Sorokin was a victim of income inequality.
Anna Sorokin concocted several bold con jobs from scamming luxury hotel rooms to promising a friend an all-expenses paid holiday to Morocco. The friend unfortunately has to face a bill of $62,000. Sorokin also used fake bank statements to avail of a $22 million bank loan. The Russian-born thief tried to pass herself off as a German heiress with a €60 million fortune.
According to her lawyer, Sorokin had no intention of stealing. It was only through her ingenuity that she created a life that she desired for herself. While it was unorthodox and unethical, she has chosen this life.
Meanwhile Prosecutor Kaegan Mays-Williams said that Sorokin deceived several rich and well-connected New Yorkers to be able to lead a lavish life. She stole from banks, hotels and friends. She even tried to steal from a hedge fund. When she invited her friend to a trip to Morocco, she had no means to pay for the $6,000 per night villa so that her friend got stuck with the bill.
Sorokin is charged with 10 counts of attempted grand larceny, larceny and theft of services. Once convicted, she will face up to 15 years imprisonment and possible deportation.
Charges of theft have to be taken seriously that is why you need a theft lawyer to make sure that you avoid a criminal record and achieve a new life. The legal issue can be resolved without making an admission through the extensive experience of your lawyer. You need the representation particularly if you have been wrongly accused.