Anna Sorokin, who is under house arrest, poses from the window and roof of the new apartment in Manhattan

Welfare fraudster Anna Sorokin had a busy first day under house arrest, striking several poses in a photo shoot from the windows and roof of her new East Village pad.

The fake German heiress, whose years-long fight against New York’s elite was the subject of the Netflix show “Inventing Anna,” smiled for a photographer Saturday as she leaned out of her walkup apartment window wearing her trademark thick-rimmed glasses and a black hoodie.

The 31-year-old could be seen posing as the photographer stood on the fire escape of her building – where she has been ordered to remain under 24-hour house arrest with electronic monitoring following her release from prison earlier this week.

She was also seen strutting on her roof.

Anna Sorokin on the roof of her Manhattan building.
Sorokin, 31, smiled from the roof of her new Manhattan digs.
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Sorokin, who had worked her way through New York’s elite circles pretending to be a wealthy heiress named Anna Delvey, won her release from the Orange County Correctional Facility, where she has spent the past 17 months in ICE custody while fighting his expulsion.

As part of her release, she has also been banned from all forms of social media. She posted $10,000 bail, which Sorokin’s representative said she made by selling her artwork online.

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Sorokin, who was released from prison Friday, poses for a photographer from his East Village apartment window.
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Sorokin quickly settled into Manhattan when she came out on Friday and has gotten comfortable in her new digs planning her future endeavors beyond photographing peacocks.

“She relaxed and is getting used to the rules and hopefully her new future,” a representative for Sorokin told The Post.

“She was making phone calls, eating jail-free food and planning her immigration hearing and her appeal [as] as well as her future entrepreneurial ventures,” the rep said.

In 2019, Sorokin was convicted on eight counts, including grand theft and theft of services. She was also convicted of attempted grand larceny for trying to cheat herself out of a $22 million bank loan for an art club.

She served four years in prison and was released on good behavior on February 11, 2021. Six weeks later, she was picked up by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement on March 25, 2021 and held at the Orange County Correctional Facility.

She plans to appeal both her conviction and deportation, the latter of which she is unlikely to win, according to legal experts.

“I think the odds that she can stay in the country are extremely low. She is essentially on a fast track for ultimate removal from the United States,” said immigration attorney Nicola Tegoni of Dunnington Bartholow & Miller in Manhattan

Tegoni said she could be saved from deportation if she wins an appeal of her original conviction.

“If the appeals judge overturns the conviction, she will have no deportation consequences,” he said.

In an interview with The New York Times from her new apartment, Sorokin said she hopes to support herself in the future with her art and is considering other possible projects. She had a solo show in NYC in May titled “Alegedly” and has been selling pieces through social media.

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The fraudster must wear an electronic monitoring chain while under house arrest.
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“I haven’t figured out my whole life for two days. But I’ve managed to make something out of my life while I was in prison, so I think it’s going to be a little bit easier,” she said.

Sorokin is considering launching a podcast and writing a book — “something with criminal justice reform to kind of highlight the struggles of other girls,” she told The Times.

The German citizen was highly critical of the US immigration system behind bars. When asked why she chose to stay in prison in America rather than return to Germany, she told the paper that it would have been “a sign of capitulation.”

Anna Sorokin on the Manhattan roof
Sorokin plans to appeal his conviction and deportation.

“I just didn’t want it to go down the way ICE wanted it to. Letting them deport me would have been like a sign of capitulation — confirmation of this perception of me as this shallow person who only cares about obscene wealth, and that’s just not reality,” she said.

“I could have left, but I chose not to because I’m trying to right what I’ve done wrong. I have so much history in New York and I felt like if I was in Europe, I would escape from something. But if prison doesn’t prove people wrong, what does?”

Sorokin told the newspaper that she has embraced “a new perspective” on being released from prison this time, compared to her first release in February 2021, before she was detained by ICE.

Other residents of Sorokin’s building didn’t seem bothered by their new neighbor.

“She wasn’t hateful or murderous. She wasn’t scary. I’m definitely against white-collar crime. They should be prosecuted as much as anybody else, but there’s something about her that’s likable,” said Abbe Hill, 58, a scenic artist.

Hill’s daughter, Be Hill, 17, told The Post, “She stole some money. I didn’t see a problem. I thought it was cool, whatever.”

Hill said she would “ask her how she did it. I’m curious.”

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