Jen Shah All Smiles at Rose Bowl Days Before Sentencing: Pic

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Earlier than her life possible takes a flip, Jen Shah is taking advantage of her time as a free lady in 2023. The Actual Housewives of Salt Lake Metropolis star traveled to California to help her husband, Coach Sharrieff Shah, days earlier than she’s set to be sentenced after pleading responsible to conspiracy to commit wire fraud.

The Bravo star, 49, took to Instagram Tales on Monday, January 2, to share two selfies from Pasadena. She was within the crowd to look at the College of Utah play Penn State within the Rose Bowl. Sharrieff, who has been married to Jen since 1994, is the Pac-12 faculty’s particular groups coordinator and cornerbacks coach.

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Jen is days away from dealing with the decide on Friday, January 6, practically one yr after she was arrested in connection to a telemarketing scheme that defrauded lots of of victims, nearly all of whom had been older than 55 years outdated. Whereas the fact star and assistant Stuart Smith pleaded not responsible on the time, they each modified their pleas.

“In 2012 to March 2021 within the Southern District of New York and elsewhere I agreed with others to commit wire fraud,” Jen instructed Decide Sidney Stein in July 2022 when she pleaded responsible. “I knew this was unsuitable. I knew many individuals had been harmed and I’m so sorry.”

Whereas Jen’s plea settlement beneficial a variety between 11 and 14 years in jail, she has since requested the decide for a shorter jail sentence of three years. Sharrieff and the couple’s two sons, Sharrieff Jr., 28, and Omar, 19, additionally wrote letters on her behalf final month.

“Jen has by no means been arrested or detained for any crime. My spouse’s present authorized predicament was attributable to a confluence of occasions that got here collectively at numerous factors, which prompted her to spiral uncontrolled,” the soccer coach wrote, alleging that strains on their marriage prompted his spouse to “make catastrophically dangerous enterprise selections and develop relationships with terrible individuals.”

Sharrieff Sr. continued: “Due to my absence, I used to be not in a position to see how badly my spouse was struggling. As I give it some thought now, I noticed her spending extra time in our bed room alone. She typically fell asleep in our kids’s mattress ready for me to return dwelling. She would continually inform me that she feels so alone.”

The federal government responded to the request for leniency by recommending the decide sentence Jen to 10 years in jail, stating that her “belated expressions of regret ring hole” as she beforehand maintained her innocence on RHOSLC and social media. A number of victims’ affect statements had been subsequently launched.

“You sounded sympathetic and convincing, so I trusted you,” one alleged sufferer wrote. “I used to be such an fool. The courts could have some type of punishment for the lawless actions which have been dedicated, however even when you could have served your due punishment, no matter that could be, our God and heavenly creator of all issues would be the one, in the long term, who you’ll really should reply to.”

One other particular person detailed their psychological well being struggles after spending hundreds of {dollars} on fraudulent tutoring programs.

“Your sanity is unsure, your confidence eroded, your independence, what restricted quantity there may be, curbed and you’ll’t belief anyone,” the second sufferer penned. “You aren’t the identical particular person you had been earlier than this expertise. Whoever these telemarketers are, ought to stop stealing cash and repay what they stolen, and carry out acts of restitution, resembling residing as we’re, doing what we do with what restricted assets we have now, and pay for medical companies, resembling remedy or psychiatric meds.”

Whereas season 3 of RHOSLC is at present airing, Jen was not in attendance finally month’s reunion taping.