Vanity Fair Series Covers Imposter Anna Delvey
NOVEMBER 20/2019 – The latest episode in Vanity Fair magazine’s online series about cons and fraud artists has gone live.
This episode looks at Anna Sorokin, aka Anna Delvey, a young woman who pretended to be very rich, while racking up huge, unpaid bills.
For a brief time, Sorokin/Delvey fooled the upper crust of Manhattan into thinking she was one of them.
I was interviewed for the series because I wrote a textbook called The Big Con about scams and scam artists.
Click here to watch the Anna Delvey episode.
U of Toronto Bookstore Carries My Titles
NOVEMBER 15/2019 – Print copies of two of my books (both about wrongly convicted teenagers) are now available at the University of Toronto Bookstore (214 College Street, Toronto).
The books in question are Steven Truscott: Decades of Injustice and The Boy on the Bicycle: A Forgotten Case of Wrongful Conviction in Toronto.
Both of these books were released by Five Rivers Publishing.
Steven Truscott was 14 years-old in 1959 when he was wrongly convicted of murdering a classmate in small-town Ontario, despite a lack of physical evidence against him.
Ron Moffatt was 14 years-old in 1956 when he was wrongly convicted of murdering a child on the grounds of the Canadian National Exhibition. Moffatt was convicted on the basis of a coerced confession made during a police interrogation conducted without a lawyer or parent present. Sadly, the real killer, Peter Woodcock, murdered two more children in Toronto before finally being caught and convicted.
Moffatt and Truscott were eventually acquitted.
Click here to see both books in the University of Toronto Bookstore catalogue.
Part Two of Vanity Fair Interview Goes Live
NOVEMBER 14/2019 – This summer, I was interviewed by Vanity Fair magazine for an online series about cons and con artists.
Part two of the first episode in the series, which looked at Rick Singer and college admissions scandal (in which rich, well-connected parents paid large sums to get their kids into the school of their choice) is now available.
Part two of the first episode went live on Vanity Fair’s Facebook page, October 28, 2019.
Click here to watch.
I was asked to take part in the series because I wrote a textbook called, The Big Con, which examines confidence tricks, fraud and various scam artists.