Real Anna Delvey is now officially out of Prison
Anna, the focus of Netflix’s Inventing Anna, was released from jail on Oct. 7, her counsel said.
Anna’s spokeswoman told NBC News that she will remain under house arrest (with electronic monitoring) at an apartment on the Lower East Side of Manhattan.
The false German heiress was in ICE’s New York custody until recently. According to The New York Times, Anna overstayed her visa in March 2021.
Anna was granted parole on Oct. 6, but she remained in detention for another day to arrange housing.
Anna’s spokesman told “She has to secure an apartment as she has to provide an address for where she is staying. She had a few options but they didn’t work out when they found out she’s a felon.” She was “still trying to find somewhere”
Anna wants to stay in New York despite some housing issues. “She’s planning to live in Manhattan.” her spokeswoman said.
Anna was caught in 2017 for scamming large financial institutions, banks, hotels, and acquaintances for almost $275,000 before overstaying her visa. Anna and her lawyer tried to strike a plea agreement the following year, but a court dismissed it, noting Anna’s lack of “remorse”
Two years after her initial arrest, she was sentenced to four to 12 years in jail when she was convicted of attempted grand larceny, larceny in the second degree and theft of services.
And although she might be a free woman as of now, she’s not totally out of the woods just yet as she is still facing probable deportation to Germany, according to her lawyer.
“After 17 months of immigration detention, an immigration judge recognized that immigration detention was no longer necessary for Anna and ordered her release subject to various conditions of supervision,” Sandweg stated on Oct. 6. This ruling does not exonerate Anna.
The attorney stated deportation processes will continue and ICE and New York will monitor her discharge. “As the Court found, however, the evidence clearly demonstrated that any risks can be more than adequately mitigated by appropriate supervision.” he added.
Julia Garner portrayed Anna in Inventing Anna, which garnered her an Emmy nomination.