Jen Shah Of “The Real Housewives Of Salt Lake City” Already Had Her 6.5-Year Prison Sentence Reduced By A Year

March 28, 2023 / Posted by:

Though Jen Shah deserves to get time added on to her 6.5-year prison sentence simply for her pre-plea deal”Not Guilty” merch, she instead just caught a break by having a whole year shaved off the time she’s currently serving after pleading guilty to wire fraud. Jen just reported to prison on February 17. 

NBC News reports that according to the FBI inmate database, the Shah-mazingly despicable criminal who made millions running phone and lead list schemes to defraud mostly elderly victims is now set to be released from the Texas prison she’s been languishing in (our hearts ache for her) in August of 2028.

Shah and her “first assistant,” Stuart Smith were charged in March 2021 with perpetrating a wire fraud and money laundering scheme that “generated and sold lead lists” of innocent people for other members of their scheme to repeatedly “scam” from 2012 through 2021, the U.S. attorney’s office said.

Shah, 49, who reported in February to the Federal Prison Camp in Bryan, Texas, is now scheduled to be released in August 2028. A federal judge ordered her in January to serve 6½ years in prison for running a nationwide telemarketing scheme that targeted elderly victims. 

“I have spoken with my client Jen Shah over the phone this week — she is doing well and remains committed towards making her victims whole,” Shah’s manager, Chris Giovanni, said in a statement. “She has initiated her payments towards restitution, and we hope to have her home as soon as possible so that she may resume life with her family and work, putting this chapter of her life behind her.”

Periodically, Jen’s been having someone post journal entries on her Instagram account where she whines about the ins and outs of being held accountable for her actions. The reason for her time reduction hasn’t been reported, but it’s probably because the other inmates are sick of her giving them the least creative prison nicknames ever:

Though Jen’s probably rejoicing about the shorter sentence, her prison stint hasn’t all been joyful extended car warranty “yeses” and confused Lindas agreeing to lifetime recurring subscriptions to imaginary services; because her legal counsel just filed to quit her conniving ass since she hasn’t paid up. That 20-person sentencing celebration dinner clearly wasn’t a wise financial move.

Shah’s attorney Priya Chaudhry filed a motion Friday asking to withdraw as counsel, according to court documents. 

“ChaudhryLaw seeks to withdraw as counsel for Defendant because the client has failed to pay the fees and expenses owed to the Firm and has thus breached her contract with the Firm,” the documents say.  

Chaudhry said in the filings that her firm had made several attempts to collect the outstanding fees and expenses, including six times since July. 

“Defendant and her husband repeatedly promised to pay these outstanding amounts, and the Firm continued to provide services, relying on the written engagement with Defendant and the promises of her husband,” according to court documents. 

ChaudhryLaw, according to the filings, sent a letter to Shah at the Federal Prison Camp in Bryan early this month notifying her that she is “obligated to make payment pursuant to the Fee Agreement” and informing her of its “intention” to file the motion. The judge has yet to weigh in on Chaudhry’s request.

Jen better reach into that (counterfeit, obviously) prison purse of hers and scrounge up some coins to pay off those lawyers, or she’ll be facing a lifetime of incessant phone calls attempting to collect. Actually, that’s precisely what she deserves after her years-long career of phone scam-fuckery!

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