Jennifer Shah, who was on Bravo’s “Real Housewives of Salt Lake City,” was sentenced to six and a half years in prison for stealing money from thousands of elderly and vulnerable people through a long-running telemarketing scam.
The judge, Sidney Stein, gave a sentence of 10 years in prison and 5 years of supervision. Shah asked for a sentence of three years. The latest reality star whose fake fame and lavish lifestyle was revealed asked for three years in prison.
For what she did, she could have gone to jail for up to 14 years. In a statement released on Friday, Shah’s lawyer, Priya Chaudhry, said that Shah “deeply regrets the mistakes she has made and is deeply sorry to the people she has hurt.”
The statement said, “Jen believes in our justice system and knows that people who break the law will be punished. She agrees that this sentence is fair.” “Jen will pay back what she owes to society, and when she is free again, she will pay back what she owes to the people she hurt because of her mistakes.”
Shah’s Husband Asked The Judge To Help Her
Jen Shah‘s husband, Sharrieff Shah Sr., asked the judge to be kind to his wife when she gets her fraud sentence on January 6. The college football coach went on to say that the couple’s tense relationship made her “make disastrously bad business decisions and get close to bad people.” In fact, the former lawyer said that he was mostly to blame. He said that because he was always traveling and away from home, his wife made bad choices.
Jen was arrested and charged, and her husband was there for her the whole time. During an Instagram Live show with Bravo, she said, “God literally sent me an angel in the form of Coach Shah to deal with my crazy ass.”
Know About Jen Shah’s Husband, Sharrieff Shah Sr.
She was born in Los Angeles in 1971. He went to Susan Miller Dorsey High School, where Robert Kardashian Sr. and Keyshawn Johnson also went to school. After that, he moved to Salt Lake City. Sharrieff is on the special teams and is in charge of the cornerbacks for the Utah Utes, the football team at the University of Utah. From 1990 to 1993, when he was still in school, he played for the Utes.
Before he became a coach, Sharrieff had many jobs that had something to do with sports. From 1996 to 2002, he worked as a football analyst for KUTV and KJZZ in Salt Lake City, a sideline reporter for the local affiliate of ESPN, and a certified football agent for the NFL Player Association.
Why Is Jen Shah Locked Up?
In July, she pleaded guilty to conspiring to commit wire fraud for running a telemarketing scam that tricked older people out of thousands of dollars. Judge Sidney Stein of the U.S. District Court gave her a sentence on Friday. The government wanted Shah to go to jail for ten years, but Shah’s lawyers asked for only three.
Since the show started in 2020, Shah has used “The Real Housewives of Salt Lake City” to show off her wealth by throwing expensive parties and buying expensive clothes. It has been “Shah-mazing” to ride.
After she was arrested in March 2021, Shah said she was innocent, and the tagline for Season 2 was “The only thing I’m guilty of is being Shah-mazing.” Page Six says that The federal government used this line in papers about Shah’s sentence to say that she was making fun of the system.