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Con Woman Who Faked Being Rich Heiress in ICE Custody
Anna Sorokin
Is Out of Jail

Anna Sorokin Is Out of Jail

Con woman who'd faked being rich heiress 'Anna Delvey' had been in ICE custody since March 2021

(Newser) - Update: Anna Sorokin, the German national who faked being a rich heiress and inspired Netflix's Inventing Anna, is out of jail. The Guardian reports that Sorokin's attorney confirmed her release Friday from Immigration and Customs Enforcement detention, where she'd been held since March 2021. "She will...

After New Probe, Same Conclusion Into Death of Heiress' Employee

Doris Duke ran him down accidentally, city finds

(Newser) - Update: The death of one of Doris Duke's employees remains, officially, an accident after the city manager in Newport, Rhode Island, stood by the city police department's review of the 1966 case. That review determined, as the original police investigation had, that no "definitive motive or intent"...

How a Billionaire Heiress 'Got Away With Murder'
How a Billionaire Heiress
'Got Away With Murder'

How a Billionaire Heiress 'Got Away With Murder'

Vanity Fair takes a deeper look at Doris Duke's killing of her interior designer

(Newser) - Eduardo Tirella's death was horrible: Hit by a car, slammed through locked gates, and crushed under speeding tires. But was it murder? That's what Peter Lance is asking in Vanity Fair about Tirella's 1966 death at the hands of his employer, America's richest woman—tobacco heiress...

Cookie Heiress Bragged of Her Wealth. Then She Made It Worse

Verena Bahlsen says she erred with remarks on Bahlsen's forced labor during Nazi era

(Newser) - "Oblivious," "arrogant," and "aloof" is how a cookie company heiress is being painted this week after comments on how her company used Nazi-era forced labor. The BBC reports 25-year-old Verena Bahlsen of the Bahlsen company joked about how rich she is at a marketing meeting...

She Led a Crazy-Rich Life in the Big Apple. One Problem

Prosecutors say Anna Sorokin was a fraudster

(Newser) - Anna Sorokin traveled in celebrity circles and tossed $100 tips—all the more reason to believe she was the German heiress worth roughly $60 million she said she was. But behind the jet-set lifestyle and pricey threads, prosecutors say, was a fraudster. Sorokin, 28, lived in luxury New York City...

Hawaiian Princess, 92, Alters Trust to Give Wife $40M

She also wants to give her the key to King Kalakaua's crypt

(Newser) - A 92-year-old Native Hawaiian princess has changed her trust to ensure her wife receives $40 million and all her personal property, including her Chihuahua "Girlie Girl," according to court records. Abigail Kawananakoa inherited her wealth as the great-granddaughter of James Campbell, an Irish businessman who made his fortune...

'Nut Rage' Heiress Is in New Brouhaha

Korean Air's Cho Hyun-ah is being investigated for hiring foreign housekeepers

(Newser) - A newly unemployed Korean Air heiress whose tantrum over nuts delayed a flight nearly four years ago is being investigated by South Korean immigration officials on suspicion she unlawfully hired housekeepers from the Philippines. Cho Hyun-ah on Thursday bowed and apologized for "causing troubles" before entering a Korea Immigration...

Onassis Heiress, Olympian Hubby Split

Rumors suggest Miranda cheated

(Newser) - Athina Onassis—the granddaughter of the Greek shipping magnate and Jackie Kennedy's onetime husband Aristotle Onassis—is back on the market. A rep for Alvado "Doda" de Miranda Neto, 43, confirms he has split from the billionaire heiress and his wife of 11 years, with whom he "...

Millions May Still Be Out There From '70s Murder

FBI agent investigating heiress's murder may have lifted cash: reporter

(Newser) - During the last few months of her life, Marjorie Jackson became wary of keeping her inherited fortune in the bank, so she withdrew $8.6 million and stashed it in garbage bags, drawers, and toolboxes all over her Indianapolis home, the Indianapolis Star reports. And she may have had even...

Heiress Designer of White House Gardens Dies at 103

Rachel 'Bunny' Mellon was art patron, friend of Kennedys

(Newser) - Rachel "Bunny" Mellon, the "fresh-faced, slender, ebullient ... dazzling" heiress who redesigned the White House Rose Garden, has died at age 103 at her Virginia home, the New York Times reports. A friend to presidents and monarchs, Mellon was heir to the Listerine fortune; she was also known for...

Relatives of Heiress Near Deal to Get Share of $300M

But settlement talks could collapse before Huguette Clark case goes to trial

(Newser) - It looks like the distant relatives of a reclusive heiress may get a chunk of her estate after all. NBC reports that settlement talks are under way over the more than $300 million left behind by the reclusive Huguette Clark , daughter of a copper magnate. Of course, given that 60...

In-N-Out Burger Run by Female Billionaire, Age 30

Bloomberg shines just a little light on the mysterious Lynsi Torres

(Newser) - As far as company owners go, Lynsi Torres has to be among the most intriguing. A Bloomberg article attempts to put a finger on the mysterious In-N-Out Burger president who, at age 30, is one of the youngest female billionaires on the planet. As Seth Lubove reports, she ended up...

How Reclusive Heiress Huguette Clark Spent Her Millions
How This Reclusive Heiress 
Spent Her Fortune
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How This Reclusive Heiress Spent Her Fortune

$2.5M in payments to a Parisian doll shop, among other things

(Newser) - To say that mystery surrounds the life—and pocketbook—of Huguette Clark is an understatement. The reclusive heiress to a $400 million copper-mining fortune died in May at age 104, and excluded her relatives from her will. Now, they're heading to court to challenge it, and MSNBC reports on...

Reclusive Heiress Leaves Fortune to Arts, Nurse

And, in a move being investigated, her lawyer and accountant

(Newser) - Her will was filed in court yesterday, and reclusive heiress Huguette Clark left behind a $400 million estate that will be divvied up between her nurse, her goddaughter, an arts foundation, and—in a move that's raising eyebrows—her lawyer and accountant. Wallace Bock and Irving H. Kamsler will...

'20s Socialite Dies After 80 Years as Recluse

Huguette Clark dead at 104

(Newser) - Copper heiress Huguette Clark, a fixture of society pages in the 1920s, has died some 80 years after she turned her back on high society. Clark died at age 104 in a Manhattan hospital where she had spent more than 20 years despite being in good health, the Wall Street ...

Casey Johnson Died of Self-Neglect

Thirty-year-old wasn't taking insulin, medication

(Newser) - Casey Johnson died of “natural” causes and a disregard for her own well-being, the LA County coroner said today. The 30-year-old diabetic hadn’t been taking her insulin or other medications, hadn’t been exercising, and hadn’t been following the strict diet doctors prescribed for her. The official...

Socialites in Catfight Over Casey Johnson's Dogs

Tila Tequila thinks Bijou Phillips, Nicky Hilton will put them down

(Newser) - In the wake of fiancee Casey Johnson’s death, Tila Tequila has declared “war” against Nicky Hilton and Bijou Phillips for taking Johnson’s dogs from her. “They don't care about the dogs. They are putting them to sleep to bury with Casey,” Tequila claims, although Phillips...

Casey Johnson's Final Days Squalor-Filled

Details emerge of heiress' money troubles, house in shambles

(Newser) - As the initial autopsy results for Casey Johnson came back inconclusive but with no evidence of suicide, a slew of news—and opinions—about the heiress’s tragic final days also emerges. The latest:
  • Johnson was living in a house filled with garbage and rats in the pool, but with

Casey Johnson: Drama Surrounds Me
 Casey Johnson: 
 Drama Surrounds Me 

Casey Johnson: Drama Surrounds Me

Heiress' troubled life remembered

(Newser) - Casey Johnson’s premature death caps a lifetime of trouble that the heiress herself summed up in a 2006 Vanity Fair piece: “Drama seems to kind of surround me.” Peter Davis, who first met Johnson a decade ago as a leather-clad “Chapin girl” who idolized Marilyn Monroe,...

Johnson & Johnson Heiress Found Dead

Cause of Casey's death unknown

(Newser) - The 30-year-old heir to the Johnson & Johnson empire has been found dead in her Los Angeles home. Casey Johnson's death appears to have been from natural causes, but the results of toxicology tests will take weeks, the Los Angeles Times reports. The hard-partying socialite, daughter of New York Jets...

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