In a brand new interview, Jen Shah shared her closing ideas earlier than she formally reported to her 78 months jail sentence.
The Actual Housewives of Salt Lake Metropolis star, 49, sat down together with her lawyer for a video interview launched on Friday, February 17, forward of her give up to the Federal Jail Camp, Bryan (FPC Bryan) in Texas.
“There’s so many feelings that I’m feeling proper at this second and on the brink of give up is emotional,” Shah mentioned. “ I’d be mendacity if I mentioned I wasn’t nervous and scared. As a result of to be away from my household, that’s what I worry essentially the most is that transition of not with the ability to hug and kiss my boys and my husband day-after-day and my mother and however on the identical time, all of these feelings I additionally really feel hopeful and am motivated to do an excellent job, , and profit from my time away.”
The Utah native was arrested in March 2021 — in the course of the manufacturing of season 2 of RHOSLC — for an alleged telemarketing scheme that defrauded “a whole bunch” of individuals. Shah was charged, alongside her assistant Stuart Smith, for conspiracy to commit wire fraud in reference to telemarketing and conspiracy to commit cash laundering.
“Jennifer Shah, who portrays herself as a rich and profitable businessperson on ‘actuality’ tv, and Stuart Smith, who’s portrayed as Shah’s ‘first assistant,’ allegedly generated and bought ‘lead lists’ of harmless people for different members of their scheme to repeatedly rip-off,” Manhattan U.S. Lawyer Audrey Strauss mentioned in a press launch on the time of the pair’s arrest. “In precise actuality and as alleged, the so-called enterprise alternatives pushed on the victims by Shah, Smith, and their co-conspirators had been simply fraudulent schemes, motivated by greed, to steal victims’ cash. Now, these defendants face time in jail for his or her alleged crimes.”
Whereas the fact star maintained her innocence at first, she ended up altering her plea to responsible for conspiracy to commit wire fraud in July 2022. (Smith additionally pleaded responsible in November 2021.)
“In 2012 to March 2021 within the Southern District of New York and elsewhere I agreed with others to commit wire fraud,” she mentioned in courtroom on the time. “I knew this was fallacious. I knew many individuals had been harmed and I’m so sorry.”
In January, the Bravo persona was formally sentenced to 6 and a half years in jail and 5 years of supervised launch. She can be required to pay $6,645,251 in restitution and forfeit $6,500,000, 30 luxurious objects and 78 counterfeit luxurious objects. Shah was ordered to report back to her sentence no later than February 17.
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