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Fake German heiress Anna Sorokin cries in court again

Anna Sorokin, the fake German heiress accused of lying about who she was to get multi-million dollar loans and hoodwink Manhattan’s elite, wept in court again on Thursday as she faced fraud charges. 

Sorokin, 28, was dressed in an all-black outfit which appeared to have been put together by her stylist, unlike in previous days when she was unhappy with her outfit and forced to wear either her prison garb or a court-appointed ensemble. 

But the clothes, which have been a source of tension in the trial, did nothing to raise her mood. 

She wept at the defense table and had to be comforted by her lawyer Todd Spodek. 

 

Anna Sorokin cries in court on Thursday after arriving in an all-black outfit the day after being told off by the judge for fussing about her wardrobe 

The 28-year-old wept behind her 'signature' Celine sunglasses as she listened to the proceedings

The 28-year-old wept behind her ‘signature’ Celine sunglasses as she listened to the proceedings

Sorokn wore an all black outfit on Thursday which included a black blouse which appeared to have been selected for her by her stylist

Sorokn wore an all black outfit on Thursday which included a black blouse which appeared to have been selected for her by her stylist 

Sorokin is accused of using her alias, Anna Delvey, to try to swindle bankers out of $22million to fund a private arts club. 

She allegedly told them she had a $68million fortune and was a German heiress. 

She also allegedly skipped out on hundreds of thousands of dollars worth of hotel and restaurant bills before being arrested in 2018.

Her trial has this week heard from one of the bankers she asked for a loan who sent her explicit text messages after their first meeting. 

On Wednesday, she delayed proceedings by refusing to come out because she was unhappy with her outfit. 

Her lawyer scrambled to find clothes in a bag for her then took the outfit to her holding cell but she was still unhappy with them. 

Eventually, she emerged wearing a white shirt and black pants which the court had ordered her to wear.

The 28-year-old was solemn at other moments once she had gained her composure

The 28-year-old was solemn at other moments once she had gained her composure 

Later in the day, Sorokin appeared to be in a better mood

Later in the day, Sorokin appeared to be in a better mood 

Sorokin posed as a German heiress to allegedly dupe hotels, bankers, restaurants and socialites out of millions of dollars. She is on trial for fraud

Sorokin posed as a German heiress to allegedly dupe hotels, bankers, restaurants and socialites out of millions of dollars. She is on trial for fraud 

‘This is the last day we’re playing with clothes,’ a furious Judge Diane Kiesel said on Wednesday. 

When Sorokin emerged, she scolded her: ‘I’ve had a jury here since 9:30 this morning. 

Judge Diane Kiesel is unimpressed with Sorokin's antics

Judge Diane Kiesel is unimpressed with Sorokin’s antics 

‘This is unacceptable and inappropriate… This is not a fashion show .’  

It is not clear who is paying Walker but Sorokin’s lawyer, Spodek, said making her come to court in ordinary clothes as opposed to prison clothes was crucial. He does not want the jury to think she looks ‘guilty’, he said. 

On Wednesday, she wore the same wrinkled white shirt and black pants as last week. 

Her ‘signature’ Celine glasses and a pair of black flats completed her look. 

Earlier in the trial, she has worn Yves Saint Lauren, Victoria Beckham and Michael Kors. 

On Monday, Sorokin’s trial heard how the banker she approached for a loan sent her explicit text messages after they met. 

Sorokin cried in her crumpled shirt and had to be consoled by Spodek who offered her a glass of water and a tissue

Sorokin cried in her crumpled shirt and had to be consoled by Spodek who offered her a glass of water and a tissue

Sorokin cried in her crumpled shirt and had to be consoled by Spodek who offered her a glass of water and a tissue 

Dennis Onabajo, a banker at the private equity fund Fortress sent Sorokin 158 texts when she was trying to secure the loan.

‘I’m forcing myself not to kiss you because you are insanely beautiful,’ he is alleged to have texted her, according to the New York Post.

The text was sent in March 2017 after Fortress rejected her $22 million loan.   

Makeover: Sorokin is seen in February last year after her arrest

Makeover: Sorokin is seen in February last year after her arrest 

He is also allegedly texted her after a meeting at the SoHo hotel where she was staying – 11 Howard – and said: ‘Let me come upstairs and say a proper good-bye’.

Her attorney brought up the flirty texts when he was questioning the banker’s boss Spencer Garfield on Monday.

The judge refused to let the attorney question Garfield in detail about the texts after saying he was not aware of the exchanges. 

Onabajo left the company about two months after Sorokin’s loan was rejected.   

Garfield testified that Sorokin’s loan was rejected because she couldn’t produce proof of her fortune.

Her attorney argued that Sorokin couldn’t be guilty of attempted grand larceny if she wasn’t close to getting the loan in the first place. 

Another New York banker testified last week that Sorokin seemed to ‘speak the language’ of the financial world during her attempt to obtain a multimillion-dollar loan.

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