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Anna Delvey enters the NFTs business

A way to shake off her scammer reputation or just a chance to capitalize on the fame gained from the Netflix tv series?

Anna Delvey enters the NFTs business A way to shake off her scammer reputation or just a chance to capitalize on the fame gained from the Netflix tv series?

The activities of a fake heiress never stop. Especially if your name is Anna Delvey or Anna Sorokin. The scammer, who became world famous thanks to the Netflix series Inventing Anna, was sentenced in 2019 to between four and 12 years in prison for defrauding and attempting to defraud banks and hotels of hundreds of thousands of dollars and was released in February 2021 for good behavior. A few weeks after her release from state prison, however, she was arrested by Immigration and Customs Enforcement, which is holding her in custody at a detention center in New Jersey pending her deportation to Germany. Throughout this time, Delvey has not sat idly by, but, rather has continued to come up with new projects: a book and podcast about her detention, a documentary with Bunim Murray Productions, a project with Julia Fox and Allegedly, an art exhibition featuring sketches drawn in ICE custody of which she currently sells prints for $250 each. The latest? A line of 10 NFTs named Reinventing Anna, a clear pun on the title of the Netflix series produced by Shonda Rhimes, but also Anna's attempt to set aside the past:

"I’m trying to move away from this, like, quote, unquote scammer persona. This is, like totally, has been pushed upon me by the prosecution and by the following media and by the Netflix show, but I’m trying to move away from that definitely".

It is a collection of non-fungible tokens created in collaboration with comic book artist and animator Johnny Ryan that will give those who buy them access to "exclusive livestreams and other online and metaverse events." One example is the Anna Access Card, which features a comic book-style image of the convict version of the prisoner telling her visitor, "You look poor." According to her Instagram there will also be a "top holders" level of "ultra-platinum" that will give "have access to coveted personal items from her time in prison," Delvey's sketches, and one-on-one phone calls with the woman herself. Is this the beginning of a lucrative new career for Anna Delvey, or is it just a chance to capitalize on the fame derived from the Netflix series?