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Anna Sorokin Files Lawsuit Against ICE, Saying She Got COVID-19 After Officials Refused Booster Request

Anna Sorokin, who posed as heir Anna Delvey to defraud investors, says she lodged a written request for a COVID booster, then came down with an infection after it was denied.

By Gina Tron
Anna Sorokin

​​​​​​Notorious fraudster Anna Sorokin filed a lawsuit this week against the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement for allegedly neglecting to protect her from COVID-19.

Sorokin served four years for masquerading as a German heiress named Anna Delvey between 2013 and 2017. While Sorokin was released from prison last February, she was arrested six weeks later by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) for overstaying her visa. The Russian-born German is still in ICE custody in upstate New York.

On Tuesday, Sorokin and three other detainees represented by the American Civil Liberties Union filed a federal lawsuit against ICE for allegedly violating their constitutional rights by ignoring their requests for booster shots, Reuters reports.

In the lawsuit, Sorokin said she came down with COVID-19 in January, about a month after she made a written request for a booster. When she tested positive for COVID-19, she said she came down with a fever, persistent cough, nausea, migraines and body aches which continued after her required quarantine, the New York Post reports.

She said she suffers from “several medical conditions” that put her in a higher risk category for COVID-19, according to the Post report. Among the conditions, the lawsuit cites a chronic kidney infection, depression, anxiety and post-traumatic stress disorder.

Sorokin is the subject of Netflix’s new series “Inventing Anna,” which stars Julia Garner as the 31-year-old grifter. Posing as a German heiress, Sorokin solicited $275,000 from friends, banks and businesses. Sorokin has always maintained that she had a legitimate business plan for her project, the Anna Delvey Foundation, and her lawyer has stated that she was merely trying to "fake it til she made it" in the difficult career waters of New York City.

From ICE custody, Sorokin has been sharing newspaper clippings of her renewed infamy on Instagram. She also recently shared a seven-part statement accusing her former friend, writer Rachel Williams for "shamelessly" exploiting their former friendship. Williams wrote a book on her relationship with Sorokin.

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