'Real Housewives of Salt Lake City' star Jen Shah Prison sentence reduced
Jen Shah, a star of "The Real Housewives of Salt Lake City," had her prison term reduced by one year for her involvement in a telemarketing scam targeting elderly victims. She was sentenced to six years in prison for conspiracy to commit wire fraud and money laundering. The Federal Bureau of Prisons inmate database indicates that her release date has been changed to August 2028. Shah and her assistant, Stuart Smith, were arrested in Salt Lake City in March 2021. Shah sold "lead lists" to other individuals involved in the scam, according to Manhattan U.S. Attorney Audrey Strauss. These lists were used to repeatedly scam elderly individuals through telemarketing. Shah pleaded not guilty in July 2022 but later changed her plea to guilty, resulting in a $6.5 million payment and restitution to the victims of the fraud. In mid-February, she was booked into a minimum security federal prison camp in Bryon, Texas.