10:19 AM PT — Jen Shah‘s attorney, Priya Chaudhry, tells TMZ, “Jen Shah deeply regrets the mistakes that she has made and is profoundly sorry to the people she has hurt. Jen has faith in our justice system, understands that anyone who breaks the law will be punished, and accepts this sentence as just. Jen will pay her debt to society and when she is a free woman again, she vows to pay her debt to the victims harmed by her mistakes.”
9:22 AM PT — The judge said Jen Shah will serve her prison sentence somewhere in the Texas area. She has to surrender on February 17.
8:51 AM PT — Jen Shah was just sentenced to 6.5 years behind bars as well as 5 years supervised release. She got emotional in court, sobbing, and telling everyone she was deeply sorry for what she had done … saying, “with the proper medication I can now see what happened.”
“The Real Housewives of Salt Lake City” star, Jen Shah, is in federal court eagerly awaiting her punishment for committing wire fraud — and, as ya might expect, she’s dressed to the nines for her big day.
Jen showed up at the courthouse in NYC wearing a cheetah print get-up … so, the judge won’t have any trouble spotting the defendant.
As we reported, Jen was arrested back in 2021 for targeting and scamming folks out of their money with an alleged telemarketing scheme … she initially pled not guilty, with her lawyer saying she was “totally innocent.”
That all changed in July, when she pled guilty to one count of conspiracy to commit wire fraud in connection with telemarketing … and as part of her deal, prosecutors dropped one count of conspiracy to commit money laundering.
The deal called for a sentence of up to 14 years in prison, and possibly being on the hook for around $9 mil in restitution to victims of the fraud. Jen herself has asked for 3 years.
According to legal docs, obtained by TMZ, the feds were gunning for a 10-year sentence against the reality star in December … giving a laundry list of reasons why she’s the “most culpable person charged in this case.”
The sentencing is happening right now … stay tuned for updates.