Jen Shah Requests Reduced Prison Sentence After Guilty Plea

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Forward of Jen Shah’s sentencing listening to, the Bravo star has requested a shorter jail sentence.

“The horrible enterprise choices I made {and professional} relationships I developed stemmed from some private painful experiences that I used to be going via in my life,” the Actual Housewives of Salt Lake Metropolis persona, 49, wrote in a four-page letter to the decide, which CNN obtained on Saturday, December 17.

Shah’s be aware — titled “How I received concerned within the state of affairs?” — revealed that she is hoping to obtain a jail sentence of three years. The Utah native pleaded responsible to fraud earlier this yr and is dealing with a most jail sentence of 30 years with 5 years of supervised launch.

The entrepreneur and assistant Stuart Smith had been arrested in March 2021 for his or her alleged roles in a telemarketing scheme that defrauded lots of of victims, lots of whom had been older than 55 years previous. Whereas each Shah and Smith initially pleaded not responsible on all counts, the Bravolebrity modified her plea in July.

“In 2012 to March 2021 within the Southern District of New York and elsewhere I agreed with others to commit wire fraud,” Shah instructed Decide Sidney Stein throughout a listening to on the time, wherein she famous that she knew her actions had been “unsuitable and unlawful,” in response to Good Morning America. “I knew this was unsuitable. I knew many individuals had been harmed and I’m so sorry.”

The previous advertising skilled — whose sentencing was postponed till January 6, 2023 — opened up concerning the fraud trial all through RHOSLC season 3, which premiered in September. Whereas Shah continued to take care of her innocence throughout the episodes, her future as a Housewife stays up within the air.

“She’s being sentenced on December 15, so I don’t know what to say to individuals who need her on the present,” RHOSLC govt producer Andy Cohen completely instructed Us Weekly in November, shortly earlier than Shah’s listening to was rescheduled. “I hope that she will get no jail time by any means and she will be able to come proper again … however I’ve a sense that she’s not going to be obtainable to be on the present.”

The 54-year-old speak present host added: “[Her potential sentence is] a very long time. Some folks on Twitter had been saying, ‘We would like Jen subsequent season.’ And I’m like, ‘OK, nicely, speak to the decide.’”

Whereas neither Bravo nor Cohen have addressed a possible RHOSLC forged shakeup, Shah didn’t attend the season 3 reunion when it was taped earlier this month.

“On September 14, 2022, I used to be knowledgeable by Bravo executives that I used to be not invited to attend the Season 3 reunion,” the Shah Lashes founder alleged in a Friday, December 16, Instagram assertion. “I used to be upset as a result of I’d haven’t any venue to confront inaccuracies and handle my storyline with forged members.”

Shah additional alleged that the community modified their minds final month and invited her to share her perspective on the New York Metropolis-filmed reunion particular.

“I used to be clear with Bravo that out of respect for the courts and a standing judicial order, I’d not be ready to debate something associated to my authorized case or sentencing,” she claimed in her Friday be aware. “Bravo discovered this unsatisfactory and stated they anticipated to debate this ‘storyline.’ That expectation has no regard for me or my household’s well-being; so underneath authorized recommendation, I can’t be attending reunion. I have to concentrate on crucial factor in my life — my household.”