Jen Shah has formally reported to jail to start her 78 months behind bars, Us Weekly can affirm.
The Actual Housewives of Salt Lake Metropolis star, 49, requested to serve her sentence at Federal Jail Camp, Bryan (FPC Bryan) in Texas — the identical facility the place Theranos founder Elizabeth Holmes has requested to serve her 11-year sentence, which is about to start in April. Shah was ordered in January to give up by February 17.
Shah’s sentence — which additionally consists of 5 years of supervised launch — requires her to pay $6,645,251 in restitution and forfeit $6,500,000, 30 luxurious objects and 78 counterfeit luxurious objects.
“With right now’s sentence, Jennifer Shah lastly faces the implications of the numerous years she spent focusing on weak, aged victims,” U.S. Lawyer Damian Williams stated in a press launch on the time. “These people have been lured in by false guarantees of monetary safety, however in actuality, Shah and her co-conspirators defrauded them out of their financial savings and left them with nothing to point out for it. This conviction and sentence exhibit as soon as once more that we are going to proceed to vigorously shield victims of monetary fraud and maintain accountable those that have interaction in fraudulent schemes.”
Shah was arrested in March 2021 — through the manufacturing of season 2 of RHOSLC — and he or she maintained her innocence till July 2022 when she pleaded responsible to conspiracy to commit wire fraud.
“In 2012 to March 2021 within the Southern District of New York and elsewhere I agreed with others to commit wire fraud,” she stated in courtroom on the time. “I knew this was fallacious. I knew many individuals have been harmed and I’m so sorry.”
Whereas cameras adopted Shah throughout season 3 of the Bravo present, she was not featured on the reunion, which kicked off final month.
“I used to be clear with Bravo that out of respect for the courts and a standing judicial order, I might not be able to debate something associated to my authorized case or sentencing,” she stated in a press release in December 2022. “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 beneath authorized recommendation, I cannot be attending reunion. I must deal with an important factor in my life — my household.”
One month later, Andy Cohen teased that he might get to do a sit-down interview with the disgraced actuality star. Shah later confirmed, nevertheless, that she declined the chance.
“I cannot be doing the 1:1 with Andy Cohen and Bravo due to their unwillingness to take away contractual provisions that may enable the community to legally make misrepresentations of me and my story, regarding any and all subjects, previous to and through the course of my participation,” she stated by way of Instagram on January 19. “The particular 1 on 1 interview was not a part of my RHOSLC actuality TV contract. I promised myself and my loving household that I might not enable this portion of my life to be sensationalized or inaccurately conveyed.”