FILE - This April 15, 2019 file photo shows Anna Sorokin during her grand larceny trial at New York State Supreme Court, in New York. Prosecutors want to prevent the fake German heiress and convicted swindler Anna Sorokin from profiting from her highly publicized case. The New York Attorney General's Office recently invoked a state law that forbids criminals from profiting off their crimes in a court challenge to a Netflix deal Sorokin signed last year. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)

State says not so fast on fake German heiress' Netflix deal

July 22, 2019 - 3:27 pm

NEW YORK (AP) — Prosecutors want to prevent the fake German heiress and convicted swindler Anna Sorokin from profiting from her highly publicized case.

The New York Attorney General's Office recently invoked a state law that forbids criminals from profiting off their crimes in a court challenge to a Netflix deal Sorokin signed last year.

Prosecutors say proceeds from the production should go to the Manhattan banks and hotels Sorokin defrauded out of nearly $200,000.

Sorokin's attorney didn't immediately comment Monday.

Sorokin lived a lavish lifestyle in New York's high society and duped banks and celebrities into believing she was a wealthy heiress.

She was sentenced in May to four to 12 years in prison after being convicted of grand larceny and theft.

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