Is Anna Sorokin a friend of Martin Shkreli and Billy McFarland?

Netflix’s new TV series Inventing Anna, based on Anna Sorokin’s real-life crimes, stars con artists Martin Shkreli and Billy McFarland.

Viewers are now curious to know if these three notorious scammers are related. Find out here.

Anna Sorokin Sentenced in Manhattan Supreme Court May 9, 2019


Anna Sorokin Sentenced in Manhattan Supreme Court May 9, 2019Credit: AFP

Is Anna Sorokin a friend of Martin Shkreli and Billy McFarland?

Page Six of the New York Post reported in 2018 that Anna is said to live in SoHo’s headquarters Billy’s credit card company Magnises in 2013.

She appeared to have squatted at a townhouse where Billy’s company held regular parties without paying rent for four months.

“Anna knows the people on Billy’s team,” an insider told the outlet. “She only asked to stay for a few days… then she wouldn’t leave.”

For Martina former Vanity Fair editor who befriends Anna says that she knows the former hedge fund manager and even cheated on him.

Author Rachel DeLoache Williams said that during a trip to Morocco, Anna was upset when the hotel manager asked her to pay in advance.

“As a retribution, she recorded the names of the general managers. After paying, she confirmed, she purchased the respective Internet domains. Then she sent them e-mails to let them know what she did,” Williams wrote. “I would resell them for a million dollars each,” she told me. This is a trick she learned from Martin Shkreli, whom she admires, and even claims to have met once or twice.

According to a former employee at the SoHo 11 hotel, Neffatari Davis said that Sorokin introduced Shkreli as a “close friend” to her, which was noted in the 2018 New York Magazine article “The Anna Way” Delvey tricked the partygoers in New York.”

This article inspired many scenes from the Netflix series Inventing Anna, which shows that during a dinner two con artists meet.

That same evening, Davis announced that Shkreli had revealed to her and Anna leaked tracks from a Lil Wayne album he had purchased. This was referenced in Inventing Anna.

Martin Shkreli in federal securities fraud trial in 2017


Martin Shkreli in federal securities fraud trial in 2017Credit: AFP

Where is Martin Shkreli now?

Shkreli is currently serving a prison sentence and is expected to be released in 2023.

The pharmaceutical executive was found guilty of securities fraud in 2017 for running a fraudulent scheme at his former hedge fund to defraud his investors.

He also overcharged patients in 2015 through his former drug company Turing Pharmaceuticals, by increasing the cost of a HIV drug.

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Where is Billy McFarland now?

Billy McFarland is now behind bars, but no stranger to it.

In 2018 he was sentenced to six years in prison in 2018 after pleading guilty to fraud in connection with the now infamous incident. Fyre Festival.

The festival is hyped as a luxury music festival in the Bahamas, but unfortunately for those who have spent thousands of dollars on tickets, it is far from the given definition.

Attendees come to the festival looking for FEMA tents and frugal meals instead of luxury accommodations.

McFarland admitted to lying about Fyre Festival to more than 80 investors, costing them about $26 million.

He is expected to be released from prison in 2023. Is Anna Sorokin a friend of Martin Shkreli and Billy McFarland?


CELINE CASTRONUOVO is a Dailynationtoday U.S. News Reporter based in London. His focus is on U.S. politics and the environment. He has covered climate change extensively, as well as healthcare and crime. CELINE CASTRONUOVO joined Dailynationtoday in 2023 from the Daily Express and previously worked for Chemist and Druggist and the Jewish Chronicle. He is a graduate of Cambridge University. Languages: English. You can get in touch with me by emailing:

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