A Manhattan judge Tuesday granted fake German heiress Anna Sorokin’s request to hold her former lawyer in contempt for allegedly withholding court records.
Justice Arthur Engoron gave Audrey Thomas one week to hand over the documents to Sorokin — aka Anna Delvey — who says she needs the records to fight her criminal conviction and deportation case. If Thomas doesn’t comply with the March 1 deadline, Engoron said, he’d order her to pay Sorokin’s attorney’s fees in the case.
During a hearing held over video Tuesday, Sorokin’s lawyer Duncan Levin told the judge his client is currently on house arrest and “she has no way of fighting her immigration issues and her substantive appeal.”
The 32-year-old “Soho Grifter” filed suit against Thomas in September 2022 for allegedly violating a July 27 court order to transfer the court files to her by Aug. 5.
Thomas — who was later disbarred for stealing $630,000 from a client in 2013 — has not filed any court papers in the lawsuit, nor has any lawyer appeared on her behalf in the case. She was not present at Tuesday’s hearing.
After the hearing Tuesday, Levin told The Post, “It’s reprehensible that we have to go to such enormous lengths to get something very simple — which is Anna’s court file.”
“We need it to be able to complete her appeal and fight for her to stay in the United States,” Levin said. “This is absolutely unnecessary and it’s beyond comprehension that Ms. Thomas refused to turn these documents over to my client.”
In an email, Thomas said: “I have no knowledge of any contempt order.”
“I was not served with any motion and I am sick and