A “socialite swindler” by the name of Anna Sorokin allegedly free-loaded off Fyre Fest founder Billy McFarland while he ran his sketchy credit card company Magnises. Sorokin, who gained notoriety for posing as a German heiress to allegedly get hundreds of thousands of dollars in money and good from banks, friends, and businesses, is said to have crashed at Magnises’ Wooster Street headquarters for four months.

According to Page Six, Sorokin knew people on Billy’s team and requested to stay at the SoHo loft for a few days then never left.

“She hung out and went to the parties,” a source told Page Six. “She was there, just sitting there — all the time.”

The source explained that McFarland, who is awaiting sentencing after pleading guilty to fraud related to the failed Fyre Fest, is non-confrontational and could only hint to Sorokin that he wanted her gone. After McFarland and the staff hinted more than enough, they decided to move their operations to a townhouse just to get away from Sorokin who is currently on Rikers Island after being charged with grand larceny and theft of services.

Taylor Mims

Taylor Mims

News Editor at Amplify
Taylor Mims is Amplify's News Editor. She is a Los Angeles native and received her Masters in Creative Writing from Cal State Long Beach.
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