Jen Shah’s lawyer reacts to TV star’s ‘simply’ jail sentence

Jen Shah, one of many stars of Bravo’s “The Real Housewives of Salt Lake City,” was sentenced to jail Friday after pleading responsible to a fraud cost earlier this 12 months.

In a Manhattan courtroom, U.S. District Decide Sidney H. Stein introduced that the fact star, 49, will serve a sentence of 6½ years in jail, the Related Press reported. Earlier than her sentencing, Shah was dealing with 11 to 14 years in jail.

“Reality TV has nothing to do with reality,” Shah stated throughout Friday’s listening to. “I am deeply sorry for what I’ve done. My actions have hurt innocent people.”

In line with a number of experiences, Shah should give up on Feb. 17.

In a press release offered to The Instances Friday, Shah’s protection lawyer, Priya Chaudhry, stated the fact star “deeply regrets the mistakes that she has made and is profoundly sorry to the people she has hurt.

“Jen has faith in our justice system, understands that anyone who breaks the law will be punished, and accepts this sentence as just,” Chaudhry added. “Jen will pay her debt to society and when she is a free woman again, she vows to pay her debt to the victims harmed by her mistakes.”

In July, Shah pleaded responsible to the depend of conspiracy to commit wire fraud. She instructed a decide that in 2012 she took half in an enormous telemarketing fraud for almost a decade that prosecutors say cheated 1000’s of individuals nationwide.

Assistant U.S. Lawyer Kiersten Ann Fletcher stated through the July listening to that Shah engaged in a fraudulent scheme from 2012 to 2021 that bought bogus providers marketed to assist individuals make substantial quantities of cash by means of on-line companies.

Shah, who admitted she was conscious of the fraud, stated, “I knew this was wrong and that many people were harmed, and I’m so sorry.”

On Friday, Shah additionally pledged to pay $6.5 million in restitution and forfeiture when she will get out of jail.

The Related Press contributed to this report.