Top gangsters often continue managing their gangs while serving jail sentences. This is fairly rare in modern US prisons, more common in Mexico.
Now the top swindler Anna Delvey is announcing a new swindle IN PRISON, with a highly public news conference IN PRISON. The smartest swindlers always find ways to operate “within the law”, and Anna is doing it with NFTs.
The socialite told NBC News that she has minted 10 NFTs (non-fungible tokens). Holders will somehow have “exclusive access” to Sorokin, who is in a correctional facility under the custody of Immigration and Customs Enforcement. The NFT holders will seemingly have the chance to meet Sorokin, who has appealed her pending deportation. Holders will also receive a bundle of “personal items” from Sorokin, who, again, is in detention.
Pretty neat money-laundering trick. Get your accomplices to visit so you can pass orders and contraband. Call the accomplices “investors”. Call the contraband “art” and sell it for millions of dollars to the “investors”.
Later and better thought. In stories and movies (not much in real life) a gangster leaves his loot in a hiding place while he’s inside. The gangster secretly tells a trusted accomplice where to find the loot, and he recovers it and keeps it until the gangster gets out. An NFT would fulfill this purpose precisely and literally. It’s a coded reference to the location of a valuable object. Anna’s NFTs may be telling the accomplices where to find the digital loot, so they can grab it before the cops figure it out.