Sorokin’s spokeswoman, Judah Engelmayr, confirmed her release in an email to CNN Friday night.
“She will remain under ICE supervision, but will be able to fight her deportation without an actual seizure,” said John Sandwig, acting director of Immigration and Customs Enforcement at Sorokin’s legal team.
Immigration Judge Charles Conroy Paved the way for Sorokin’s release earlier this weekShe sets her bond at $10,000 and asks her to follow certain conditions. Among them: staying off social media and staying at the same residential address 24 hours a day while following her case.
The judge’s ruling also said ICE may use an ankle monitor to monitor Sorokin.
A spokesman for Immigration and Customs Enforcement said Sorokin was released Friday after the judge’s ruling.
She was held at Immigration and Customs Enforcement for 17 months, according to her attorney — mostly at the Orange County Correctional Facility in upstate New York, about 60 miles from New York City.
“We are grateful that the court agreed that her continued detention was not necessary,” Sandwig said in a statement on Friday.
Sorokin is found guilty of stealing over $200,000 from banks and friends while scamming her way into the New York community, The Manhattan District Attorney said after her conviction in 2019.
Her case attracted widespread attention afterwards New York magazine article 2018..
That article became the basis for Shonda Rhimes’ “Anna Creation”, a play Released on Netflix in February and quickly It has become one of the most popular live broadcast shows. Actress Julia Garner, best known for her Emmy-winning role as Ruth in “Ozark,” played Sorokin.
The show ends with Sorokin’s conviction. But in real life, the drama continued.
Sorokin was released from prison in February 2021 after serving nearly four years on charges of theft and theft. But it wasn’t long before she ended up behind bars.
Immigration and Customs Enforcement seized Sorokin on March 25, 2021. In November, the Immigration Appeals Board granted an emergency stay in her case, according to ICE. She has been battling her deportation — and also joined a group of plaintiffs who sued the agency earlier this year, claiming they had requested and were denied Covid-boosted shots while in custody. They dropped their lawsuit in March after receiving the shots, according to court records.
While in detention, frequent posts were made on Sorokin’s social media accounts. They recently put the spotlight on Sorokin’s artwork, which appeared at a show in New York in May.
Earlier this year a lawyer representing Sorokin He told NBC News that he feared deportation When he could not reach her, but later news emerged that she was still in the custody of Immigration and Customs Enforcement.
Soon, Sorokin spoke from behind bars, Saying the “Call Her Daddy” podcast She never claimed to be a German heiress.
“I was from Germany, which is true, but no one ever asked me about my job,” Sorokin said. “No one asks about your parents and how much money they make. It’s just outrageous.”
She told host Alex Cooper that she “never lied.”
But she admitted – sort of – lying about her status and background.
“I think I did,” she said. “I mean, I can’t tell an exact instance, but I’m sure.”
Sorokin also said that she was surprised by the audience’s fascination with her story.
“It was really a surprise to me that people would be, like, very interested in the way I approach things, because it made so much sense to me,” she said.