‘RHOSLC’ star Jen Shah sentenced to 6.5 years in prison over telemarketing scandal
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Justice will be served and ‘Real Housewives Of Salt Lake City’ star Jen Shah would start her new year behind bars. Jen, who pleaded guilty to her infamous telemarketing scandal in July 2022, was sentenced to 78 months in prison. She was on trial for conspiring to wire fraud through a telemarketing scheme that scammed elderly people out of thousands of dollars.
Jen Shah’s verdict, a relief for victims…
“Real Housewives Of Salt Lake City” has met its fate! While she faced a maximum sentence of 30 years for her infamous “telemarketing scandal,” which stole thousands of dollars from elderly people.
U.S. District Judge Sidney Stein sentenced Jen to six and a half years or 78 months in prison for wire fraud. During the sentencing hearing, Stein noted, “Jen Shah’s role in ‘Real Housewives of Salt Lake City,’ which I think is why the courtroom is so full today, is just that, a role.”
“People shouldn’t confuse the character she plays on an entertainment show with the person in front of me,” the judge ruled. It was also noted that Jen Shah was a “leader” of her controversy and this became a factor in deciding the length of her sentence. At the time of the sentencing, fans from Arkansas and Minnesota as well as NYC were in attendance to witness her sentencing on Friday (January 7) in federal court.
Jen’s attorney, Priya Chaudry, released a statement: “Jen Shah deeply regrets the mistakes she has made and feels deeply sorry for the people she has hurt. Jen has faith in our justice system, understands that anyone who breaks the law will be punished, and accepts that judgment as fair. Jen will pay her debts to society and when she is a free woman again, she vows to pay her debts to the victims harmed by her mistakes.”
All about Jen’s telemarketing scandal…
They say that bad money can never lead you to success. Well, this is the classic case of Jen Shah cheating several elderly people to make a quick buck. The reality star was first arrested in March 2021 along with her assistant Stuart Smith for assaulting people in a nationwide telemarketing scheme.
During her arrest, Manhattan U.S. Attorney Audrey Strauss said in a press release that Jennifer Shah, who portrayed herself on television as a wealthy and successful businesswoman, created and sold “leadership lists” of innocent people to have other members of her scheme repeatedly cheat .”
“In reality, and as claimed, the so-called business opportunities foisted on the victims by Shah, Smith and their co-conspirators were just fraudulent schemes motivated by greed to steal the victims’ money. Now these defendants face prison terms for their alleged crimes.” Jen faced a maximum sentence of 30 years behind bars.
She initially pleaded not guilty to the charges, but in a turn of events in July, Jen changed her plea and confessed to her crimes in a New York court. During the hearing, the 48-year-old star confessed to the judge, “We used interstate phones and emails. I knew that many of the buyers were over 55 years old. I am so sorry.”
When asked about the reason for buying things, she confessed that she “misrepresented the value of the product or service, of which it had little to nothing.” The judge then asked if Jen knew it was wrong and illegal, to which she replied, “Yes, Your Honor.”
Well, she got what she deserved. If things go well with Jen, she could break free by fall 2023. By law, federal inmates can earn up to 54 days of “good time,” meaning Jen can be a free woman after spending 5 1/2 years of actual service. She is ordered to report to a federal facility on February 17. There is a motion to send her to FPC Bryan, a minimum security camp for women in Texas.