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Listen Up: A Closer Look at the Top Stories for Friday, May 10

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    • Anna Sorokin, the German con artist who passed herself off as a wealthy heiress to swindle banks, was sentenced to four to 12 years

    • An I-Team investigation found club promoters -- working as independent contractors -- offering to sneak underage women past bouncers

    • If your dog really is your best friend, a new pop-up will give you a chance to prove it, alongside others

    Friday, May 10, 2019 

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    1. Fake Heiress Gets Up to 12 Years in Monster NYC Scheme

    Anna Sorokin, the German con artist who passed herself off as a wealthy heiress to swindle banks, hotels and even close friends as she lived out a high-society, Instagram-ready fantasy in New York, was sentenced to four to 12 years in prison.

    The 28-year-old, who had played with her own tabloid image during the trial by wearing stylish dresses to court, looked despondent as the verdict was announced.

    She pressed her hand to her face and squeezed her eyes shut, appearing to hold back tears.

    Read more here.

    2. How Promoters Recruit Underage Women for NYC's Hottest Clubs

    New York City’s hottest nightclubs have clear policies at the door. No one under the age of 21 is allowed in.

    But an I-Team hidden camera investigation found club promoters -- working as independent contractors -- offering to sneak underage women past bouncers and right into seats at expensive reserved tables.

    Over the course of a month, I-Team interns sent direct messages on Instagram, asking whether club promoters could get young women in even without proper ID.

    Read more here.

    3. Spoil Your Fur Baby at NYC Pop-Up 'Dogville'

    If your dog really is your best friend, a new pop-up will give you a chance to prove it, alongside others who believe four legs are better than two.

    Starting Friday, dog lovers will be able to give back to their furry friends by taking them to Dogville.

    The “pup-up,” located in Soho, is advertised as a unique, interactive play space for dogs and dog-lovers.

    Read more here.

    For the latest entertainment news and things to do, tune in to New York Live, Monday through Friday at 11:30 a.m. on NBC 4 New York. 

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