Everyone has their own way of dealing with adversity, right?
Late last week, Real Housewives of Salt Lake City star Jen Shah was sentenced to 6.5 years in federal prison for orchestrating an evil fraud scheme.
As Shah admitted this past July, she lied to many elderly victims about potential business opportunities to steal their financial information.
She then sold this information to the highest bidder.
“People should not be confused and this court is not going to confuse the character she plays in an entertainment show with the person I am in front of,” the judge told Shah in court on Friday. He said before he was sentenced to 78 months in prison.
“The other is acting, and this is reality.”
According to legal documents filed by her team, the Shah has been asked to be placed in a minimum security prison.
She will appear in prison on February 17th.
But until then, Bravo’s character was that of a free woman.
The Real Housewives of Salt Lake City cast member, who learned of her fate in federal court on Friday morning, dined and drank with a group of 20 at Italian hotspot Valbella in a Midtown park later that evening. I did
“There were two people standing around her table to prevent anyone from taking pictures,” an insider told the outlet, confirming whether Shah’s husband and colleagues attended the semi-celebration. He added that he could not.
After leaving prison, the Shah will serve five years of supervised release and will have to pay more than $6 million in reparations to those he wronged.
“This is a trying time for me,” she said before a judge on Friday.
“Proper medication helped me understand what happened. I wish I had stood outside of myself. I’m sorry.
“I found solace in volunteering with anti-racism groups and the LGBT community.”
She also apologized to these victims.
“My actions hurt innocent people,” said Shah. “I would like to apologize and say that I am doing everything I can to get the funds to make amends.”
The polarizing numbers added that she was still being paid by Bravo and would use this salary to pay reparations.
Shah, who spent months trying to emphasize her innocence, recently said she contemplated suicide after being arrested in March 2021.
The Shah’s attorney, Priya Chaudhry, sent the following statement to Variety after Friday’s verdict.
“Jen Shah is deeply sorry for the mistakes she has made and has deep sympathy for those she has hurt.
“Jen has faith in our justice system, understands that anyone who breaks the law will be punished, and accepts this verdict as fair.
“Jen will pay back her debts to society. When she becomes a free woman again, she vows to pay back her debts to the victims hurt by her mistakes.