Jen Shah’s prison sentence REDUCED by a YEAR after reality star was sentenced to 6.5 years for telemarketing fraud scheme
Jen Shah is going to be released from prison a year earlier than expected, after she was sentenced to 6.5 years for a telemarketing scheme that preyed on the elderly and vulnerable.
Page Six reports her prison sentence has been reduced by one year, with her release date now set for August 30, 2028.
A rep for Shah, 49, told People in a statement that the Bravolebrity remains ‘committed’ towards making amends with her victims and hopes to return home ‘as soon as possible.’
‘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 rep said.
‘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.’
Sentence reduced: Jen Shah is going to be released from prison a year earlier than expected, after she was sentenced to 6.5 years for a telemarketing scheme that preyed on the elderly and vulnerable; pictured January 2023
Shah, one of the most bombastic characters on the Bravo show, was locked up last month after eventually admitting to a years-long telemarketing scam that preyed on the elderly and vulnerable.
Her surrender to prison on February 17 came after she pleaded guilty to fraud last year – despite previously protesting her innocence for months both on-air and on social media.
She was sentenced to over six years in prison after admitting to orchestrating a telemarketing scheme that targeted susceptible elderly and vulnerable individuals.
Shah duped her victims into buying fake business mentoring, before they found themselves in unrelenting subscription payments they couldn’t get out of.
At her sentencing hearing, prosecutors told how she callously laughed with colleagues when some of the victims called them in tears begging to be released from the debts.
But after being imprisoned for the con, Shah took to Instagram to apologize for her crime.
‘I am surrendering to serve a sentence in federal prison today,’ she wrote.
‘It is the price I must pay for the bad decisions I made. People got hurt because of my decisions.
Legal woes: Shah, one of the most bombastic characters on the Bravo show, was locked up last month after eventually admitting to a years-long telemarketing scam that preyed on the elderly and vulnerable
Apologizing: But after being imprisoned for the con, Shah took to Instagram to apologize for her crime
‘While incarcerated, I will work to make amends and reconcile with the victims of my crime.
‘In time, I pray that people will judge me for the way I responded to this sentence, rather than only for the decisions that led me to prison.’
Earlier this month, Shah’s husband Sharrieff ‘Coach’ Shah read correspondence she had sent from behind bars, where she detailed suffering a panic attack on the way to Bryan Federal Prison Camp, Texas.
‘I could not breathe and my hands went numb,’ she wrote. ‘I knew I was having an anxiety attack.’
Writing about her emotions on her way to prison, the TV personality said she became overwhelmed with emotion while driving to surrender herself alongside her husband.
Shah pictured departing Manhattan federal court following her sentencing in January 2023
‘I made Coach pull over because our reception was poor while driving and I was not able to Facetime my oldest baby,’ she continued.
‘We finally connected, I saw his face, and I cried so hard until he reassured me that it would be okay.
‘I didn’t think I’d make it through today. It felt surreal as we drove to Bryan FPC just minutes away from having to surrender.
‘My worst fear and the unimaginable was about to happen – having to say goodbye to my sweet husband and precious baby Omar (he’ll always be my baby even though he’s a senior in HS).’
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