‘RHOSLC’ Star Jen Shah Sentenced to six.5 Years in Jail in Wire Fraud Case

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The Actual Housewives of Salt Lake Metropolis star Jen Shah has been sentenced to 6 years and 6 months in jail for her function in a wire fraud case, a complete of 78 months. She beforehand requested for a lowered sentence in December over the telemarketing rip-off.

Per NBC Information, Shah can be topic to 5 years of supervised launched as soon as her preliminary sentence is served. She should give up to the Bureau of Prisons on February 17. Shah requested to be despatched to a jail in Texas, however the bureau will resolve the place her sentence is carried out after figuring out her safety classification.

The Bravo star was sentenced in a federal court docket in New York Metropolis on Friday, January 6. The case towards her had taken place earlier than Choose Sidney Stein within the Southern District of New York Metropolis. Choose Stein mentioned in the course of the January 6 sentencing that “1000’s of aged individuals” misplaced “tens of hundreds of thousands of {dollars}” due to Shah’s scheme.

“No sufferer ever earned promised returns” they usually endured “monetary and emotional devastation,” the decide mentioned, including their lives had been “turned the other way up” by the grift led by the TV persona.

“I don’t know if she appreciates the hurt she has induced, I hope she has, I heard the phrases,” Stein mentioned. “These individuals haven’t any manner of being made full once more … If they’re financially, they gained’t be emotionally.” She added: “I do want you luck. I do know you possibly can put this behind you and whenever you get out you possibly can rebuild your life.”

Defendants within the case mentioned the Shah they knew was a far cry from the “fastidiously created and edited” persona viewers see on The Actual Housewives of Salt Lake Metropolis. For her half, Shah apologized and promised to atone.

“Most individuals determine me with my public persona,” she mentioned. “It has nothing to do with actuality.”

“I want to take this chance to discuss who I really am,” Shah added via tears. “I’m Jennifer Shah … daughter of immigrants.” The TV persona thanked her dad and mom for her upbringing, saying it was “rooted in … mutual respect, success of obligations, humility and generosity, loyalty and respect,” however that she betrayed mentioned values.

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“I’ve to return to phrases that I’ve gone towards these core values and I’m deeply sorry for what I’ve carried out,” Shah informed the court docket. “I wish to apologize to all of the victims and households and I take full duty for the hurt I induced and can pay full restitution to all the victims. … I acknowledge that a few of you misplaced lots of and others misplaced 1000’s and I promise to repay.”

On July 11, Shah pleaded responsible to conspiracy to commit wire fraud as a part of a years-long telemarketing scheme. The grift defrauded aged individuals of 1000’s of {dollars}. Prosecutors initially requested Stein to subject a 10-year (120-month) sentence for her crimes.

“We predict a 120-month sentence can be acceptable,” mentioned prosecutor Robert Sobelman (per NBC Information). “She was involved about herself.”

Shah organized and ran a telemarketing scheme that focused aged People nationwide in the course of the COVID-19 pandemic.

“She ran her personal flooring and educated and employed individuals right here in Manhattan for years,” Sobelman informed the court docket. “She was right here in New York half a yr telling individuals how to do that.”

“Shah labored arduous to make as a lot cash for herself on the expense of susceptible individuals,” Sobelman added. “Each cooperating witness mentioned the individual with probably the most energy was Jen Shah.”