Turns out she was guilty of something other than being Shah-mazing.
Jen Shah, star of Real Housewives of Salt Lake City, was sentenced to 6.5 years in prison on Friday for being the ringleader of nationwide telemarketing fraud scheme. The scam took advantage of the elderly and other vulnerable folks.
While not the first Bravolebrity to go to prison — Jersey Housewife Teresa Giudice spent nearly a year behind bars for fraud — this is a pretty extreme case. Shah, 49, appears on the third season of the show, which is currently airing — all the while professing her innocence (she’d later pled guilty to the awful grift after the season wrapped).
Well, now here we are: Shah is heading behind bars. The internet, of course, reacted with memes, jokes, and disbelief. Though, disbelief might be too strong a word because, if anything, it seems Shah got off relatively light for her crimes. If anything, people were shocked that Shah got off with just 6.5 years for scamming vulnerable people.
Shah will have to surrender herself to prison on February 17 to begin her sentence. She was also sentenced to five years of supervision upon release.