A German woman who posed as a billionaire heiress in New York has been released from prison.
Anna Sorokin, who pretended to be a wealthy socialite named Anna Delvey, was released from prison on Thursday, according to US media reports.
She was found guilty in 2019 of theft of services and grand larceny, having scammed more than $200,000 (£145,000) from banks and luxury hotels.
It is thought Sorokin could now face deportation.
Her release comes months after she reportedly apologised at a parole hearing in October last year. "I just want to say that I'm really ashamed and I'm really sorry for what I did," the New York Post, who obtained a transcript, quoted Sorokin as saying. "I completely understand that a lot of people suffered when I thought I was not doing anything wrong."
A lawyer for Sorokin previously told Insider that she was trying to appeal against her conviction, despite her planned parole release.
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