Jen Shah, a Real Housewives of Salt Lake City star, was sentenced to prison less than two months ago, but her parole date has been rescheduled. It turns out that Jen will be free again sooner than she anticipated.
The Real Housewives of Salt Lake City star, reported to Bryan Federal Prison Camp (FPC) last month in Bryan, Texas, and is now expected to be freed on August 30, 2028, a full year earlier than her original sentence, according to the inmate database of the Federal Bureau of Prisons.
Her representative told PEOPLE on Sunday, “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. 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.”
Shah accepted a guilty plea in July of last year after being detained in March 2021 for her involvement in a long-running nationwide telemarketing scheme together with her assistant Stuart Smith.
After being accused of engaging in money laundering and conspiracy to commit wire fraud in connection with telemarketing, they both first entered a not-guilty plea. A judge rejected Shah’s legal team’s bid to have the charges dropped in August 2021.
Shah amended his plea to guilty at a hearing in July 2022, while Smith altered his to guilty that November. In January, she was given a prison term of 78 months (6.5 years), during which she expressed regret for her acts.
During her sentencing, Shah stated, “I am sorry. My actions have hurt innocent people. I want to apologize by saying, I am doing all I can to earn the funds to pay restitution.”
Published by HOLR Magazine.