You can be on Entrepreneur’s cover!

Jen Shah, Star of Bravo's 'The Real Housewives of Salt Lake City,' Sentenced to 6.5 Years in Prison In July, the reality star pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit wire fraud. Shah is known for flaunting her "Shah-mazing" lifestyle on Bravo's hit reality show.

By Entrepreneur Staff

entrepreneur daily
Photo by: Heidi Gutman/Bravo/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images
THE REAL HOUSEWIVES OF SALT LAKE CITY --

Jen Shah, star of Bravo's "The Real Housewives of Salt Lake City," was sentenced to 6.5 years in prison Friday after pleading guilty to one count of conspiracy to commit wire fraud in July 2021.

Shah, 49, had been accused of knowingly targeting seniors in a telemarketing scheme. The reality star had previously denied the accusations and pleaded not guilty in April 2021 to charges of conspiracy to commit wire fraud and conspiracy to commit money laundering.

Ahead of Shah's sentencing, the Justice Department had requested 10 years behind bars.

"At the defendant's direction, victims were defrauded over and over again until they had nothing left," Damian Williams, U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York, wrote in a Dec. 23 filing. "She and her co-conspirators persisted in their conduct until the victims' bank accounts were empty, their credit cards were at their limits, and there was nothing more to take."

On the Salt Lake "Housewives" franchise, Shah is known for throwing lavish parties, wearing high-end designers, and using the catchphrase "Shah-mazing." She has hundreds of thousands of followers on social media.

Shah is married to Sharrieff Shah, cornerback coach and special teams coordinator for the University of Utah's football team.

The couple's home and family life has been featured on the reality show for three seasons.

Matthew Russell Lee of Inner City Press was live in the courtroom and live Tweeted the sentencing.

Entrepreneur Staff

Entrepreneur Staff

Editor

Want to be an Entrepreneur Leadership Network contributor? Apply now to join.

Side Hustle

This Insurance Agent Started a Side Hustle Inspired By Nostalgia for His Home State — Now It Earns Nearly $40,000 a Month

After moving to New York City, Danny Trejo started a business to stay in touch with his roots — literally.

Management

HR Could Be Withholding The Critical Data You Need to Boost Retention and Drive Results. Here's How to Take Control and Gain Access

To get people data into the hands of managers so they can use it to drive business results, companies must break down barriers between HR and the rest of the organization

Business News

Google's 'Find My Device' Will Finally Roll Out to Android Phones. Here's Why It Was Delayed.

Both Android and Apple iOS users will receive unknown tracker alerts on the Find My Device network.

Business News

Elon Musk Says AI Technology Will Be Smarter Than 'Any Human' By 'Next Year'

The billionaire spoke about the rapid advancement of the technology in a livestream interview on X.

Business Ideas

63 Small Business Ideas to Start in 2024

We put together a list of the best, most profitable small business ideas for entrepreneurs to pursue in 2024.