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Real Housewife of Salt Lake City’s Jen Shah Sentenced to 6.5 Years in Prison, Required to Undergo Mental Health and Medication Treatment

January 17, 2023 | By Kali Girl

Real Housewives of Salt Lake City star, Jen Shah, has been ordered to undergo psychiatric medication and counseling upon her release from prison, according to recently obtained documents, reports the Daily Mail. With only a month left until her surrender to federal authorities to serve her sentence for conspiracy to commit wire fraud on February 17, the 49-year-old reality star has been mandated to seek help for her mental health. A judge sentenced Shah to 6.5 years in a federal penitentiary in Texas, with the possibility of release in five-and-a-half years with good behavior.

As the sentencing hearing, the former reality star made a shocking revelation about her mental health. “Longstanding untreated mental issues caused me to create my own fractured reality,” she admitted. “With the proper medication, I can now see what happened.”

The judge took Jen’s mental health into consideration when determining her sentence, which included a court-approved mental health facility and continued medication, unless her doctor determines otherwise.

Jen, who rose to fame on a reality show, was facing up to 30 years in prison for bilking thousands of people across the US, many of them elderly, vulnerable women and the disabled, in a telemarketing scheme that made tens of millions of dollars.

The judge noted that Jen and her operation had “brazenly continued and hid her activities, including moving operations overseas.” Assets believed to be hidden in Kosovo or Cyprus will be seized by the government.

In addition to the mental health requirements, Jen’s sentence includes forfeiting $6.5 million and paying up to $9.5 million in restitution. Interestingly, Jen had sold merchandise about the case through a third-party vendor, and the judge ordered that proceeds from that endeavor will be used as part of the restitution.

The judge told Jen that she would be under supervised release for five years “to make sure you don’t end up committing another crime.”

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