Jen Shah bought emotional as she apologized to her husband Sharrieff Shah, and their sons after being sentenced to 6 and a half years in jail on Friday, January 6.
“I’m profoundly and deeply sorry,” the Actual Housewives of Salt Lake Metropolis star, 49, informed Sharrieff, 51, Sharrieff Jr., 28, and Omar, 19, in response to ABC reporter Aaron Katersky. “Actuality TV has nothing to do with actuality.”
The soccer coach and his sons sat behind Jen as Choose Sidney Stein sentenced to her 78 months in jail with 5 years of supervised launch. Stein ordered Jen to report back to jail on February 17.
Jen, who rose to fame after showing within the hit Bravo collection, made headlines when she was arrested in March 2021 alongside assistant Stuart Smith. Her former worker initially pleaded not responsible to conspiracy to commit wire fraud and conspiracy to commit cash laundering. He later modified his plea to responsible.
The fact star, for her half, additionally shocked individuals when she modified her plea forward of her trial. “In 2012 to March 2021 within the Southern District of New York and elsewhere I agreed with others to commit wire fraud,” she mentioned throughout a June 2022 courtroom listening to in New York Metropolis. “I knew this was improper. I knew many individuals had been harmed and I’m so sorry.”
On the time, Jen admitted that she knew what she was concerned in was “improper and unlawful.” After beforehand dealing with as much as 30 years in jail, the U.S. Lawyer’s workplace dropped the second cost of conspiracy to commit cash laundering.
Forward of her sentencing, Bravo government producer Andy Cohen revealed he wasn’t certain if Jen would return to the community. “She’s being sentenced on [January 6], so I don’t know what to say to individuals who need her on the present,” Cohen, 54, solely informed Us Weekly in November 2022. “I hope that she will get no jail time in any way and she will be able to come proper again … however I’ve a sense that she’s not going to be accessible to be on the present.”
He added: “Some individuals on Twitter had been saying, ‘We would like Jen subsequent season.’ And I’m like, ‘OK, effectively, speak to the choose.’”
After filming seasons 2 and three of RHOSLC amid her authorized points, Jen confirmed she didn’t movie the latest reunion. “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,” she claimed in an announcement shared by way of Instagram in December 2022. “I used to be disenchanted as a result of I might don’t have any venue to confront inaccuracies and tackle my storyline with forged members.”
In keeping with Jen, the community later requested her to return to the taping however she refused due to her ongoing authorized woes.
“I used to be elated to study I might now have a voice at [the] reunion,” she continued. “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. Bravo discovered this unsatisfactory and mentioned they anticipated to debate this ‘story line.’ That expectation has no regard for me or my household’s well-being; so below authorized recommendation, I cannot be attending reunion. I must give attention to an important factor in my life — my household.”