Jury to decide fate of woman accused of impersonating socialite

Prosecutors said a woman who called herself "Anna Delvey" was pretending to be a high-flying German heiress living a glamorous fairy-tale life among Manhattan elites.
2:11 | 04/24/19

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Transcript for Jury to decide fate of woman accused of impersonating socialite
Now to new developments involving that woman on trial accused of pretending to be an heiress stealing hundreds of thousands to live a life of luxury. Whit Johnson is here with the details. She had to make it till she could make it from her own attorney and never intended her to commit a crime. They say she would do anything to prolong her life of luxury. This morning, the fate of an alleged scam artist is now in the hands of a jury. Both sides wrapping up arguments for a case that's drawn international outrage. The style savvy defendant even turning heads in court wearing an animal print dress. She called herself Anna delvey who prosecutors say was pretending to be a high-flying German heiress living a life of glitz and glam. I urge you to come to the only verdict that is important to the law and evidence and that is the defendant is guilty beyond a reasonable doubt. Reporter: Prosecutors say the 28-year-old whose real name is Anna Sorokin who told $275,000 from bank, hotels and friends to keep up her illusion of grandeur. Prosecutors also allege Sorokin tried securing a $22 million loan to operate a private club. I do not believe she had the intent to commit a crime. Whether she owes people money, that's a reality of life. Reporter: Facing grand larceny and theft she could spend up to 15 years if convicted. If acquitted she will be deported to Germany. Regardless of the outcome in court her story will likely live on in Hollywood with Lena Dunham and Shonda rhimes both reportedly exploring TV shows about the alleged fake heiress. Sorkin's attorney says she got in over her head but was buying time until she could pay everyone back. Quite a story. Yes, it is. Thanks. Coming up, bluebonnet' message to fans after checking

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