Jen Shah of the Real Housewives of Salt Lake City has asked for a reduced jail term after pleading guilty to conspiracy to conduct wire fraud.
Five months after confessing to planning a $5 million telemarketing scheme, which preyed on hundreds of elderly people, the reality star,
whose plea bargain called for a maximum of 14 years behind bars – filed a sentencing proposal on Friday.
In documents, acquired by Page Six, the 49-year-old TV personality’s lawyer, Priya Chaudhry, requested for her client to merely serve three years in jail.
‘We submit that such a sentence is just and fair because it considers Ms. Shah’s history and characteristics, the facts and circumstances of the offence, and meets the requirement that a court impose a sentence that is ‘not greater than necessary’ to achieve the goals of punishment,’ Shah’s attorney wrote.
The mother-of-two, who is married to football coach Sharrieff Shah, stated that she had no ‘direct interaction’ with any of the alleged victims and that ‘this issue has already cost’ Jen her reputation.
Additionally, Jen has experienced ’embarrassment, fear and shame’ and ‘would never do anything to risk more harm to her children’ again.
‘She is aware of the emotional and psychological toll that her boys have already had to bear. ‘She will spend the rest of her life atoning for these wrongs,’ Chaudhry said.
Shah stated in the statement that she bore “full responsibility” for her “poor business judgements.”
‘By investing in badly designed businesses/products that I affected or controlled, my poor judgement and bad business relationships caused innocent individuals to lose money and be defrauded,’ Jen concluded. ‘For that, I am really sorry, and I will try for the rest of my life to put it right.’
Jen’s plea comes after she announced she will not be attending the Real Housewives of Salt Lake City reunion ‘due to legal advice.’
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