Jen Shah might spend a DECADE behind bars for $5M telemarketing scam… if judge agrees with feds

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Jen Shah will likely spend a DECADE behind bars for $5M telemarketing scam targeting the elderly… if judge agrees with federal prosecutors

The Real Housewives of Salt Lake City star Jen Shah will likely face 10 rather than the maximum 14 years in prison when she gets formally sentenced to one count of conspiracy to commit wire fraud on January 6.

In a lengthy Justice Department court filing on Saturday, federal prosecutors asked the judge to sentence the disgraced 49-year-old to a decade behind bars for organizing a $5M telemarketing scam that targeted thousands of elderly nationwide.

Jen pled guilty to the crime in July, along with her estranged ‘first’ assistant Stuart Smith, in which they falsely promised to give victims the tools to start their own e-commerce companies from 2012-2021.

Prosecutors point to the fact that Shah – whose tagline was ‘The only thing I’m guilty of is being Shah-mazing’ – first attempted to ‘conceal her role in the scheme’ while trying ‘to profit off the charges by selling “Justice for Jen’ merchandise.”‘

‘At the defendant’s direction, victims were defrauded over and over again until they had nothing left,’ US Attorney for the Southern District of New York Damian Williams wrote in the filing – according to NBC News.

‘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.’

'The most culpable person charged in this case': In a lengthy Justice Department court filing on Saturday, federal prosecutors asked the judge to sentence the disgraced 49-year-old to a decade behind bars for organizing a $5M telemarketing scam that targeted thousands of elderly nationwide (pictured November 30)

‘The most culpable person charged in this case’: In a lengthy Justice Department court filing on Saturday, federal prosecutors asked the judge to sentence the disgraced 49-year-old to a decade behind bars for organizing a $5M telemarketing scam that targeted thousands of elderly nationwide (pictured November 30)

Busted: Jen pled guilty to the crime in July, along with her estranged 'first' assistant Stuart Smith (R), in which they falsely promised to give victims the tools to start their own e-commerce companies from 2012-2021

Busted: Jen pled guilty to the crime in July, along with her estranged ‘first’ assistant Stuart Smith (R), in which they falsely promised to give victims the tools to start their own e-commerce companies from 2012-2021

The filing included five impact statements from victims ranging in age from 60-75 – who suffered heart attacks, became homeless, and contemplated suicide after being duped out of their life savings ($10K to $100K).

The convicted fraudster – who’s also on the hook for $9.5M restitution – and her husband of 28 years Sharrieff Shah have both asked the judge for leniency, requesting just three years of prison.

Jen and the 51-year-old University of Utah cornerbacks coach did so for the sake of their 28-year-old son Sharrieff Jr. and 19-year-old son Omar.

'Until they had nothing left': The filing included five impact statements from victims ranging in age from 60-75 - who suffered heart attacks, became homeless, and contemplated suicide after being duped out of their life savings ($10K to $100K)

‘Until they had nothing left’: The filing included five impact statements from victims ranging in age from 60-75 – who suffered heart attacks, became homeless, and contemplated suicide after being duped out of their life savings ($10K to $100K)

Also on the hook for $9.5M restitution: The convicted fraudster and her husband of 28 years Sharrieff Shah (R) have both asked the judge for leniency, requesting just three years of prison

Also on the hook for $9.5M restitution: The convicted fraudster and her husband of 28 years Sharrieff Shah (R) have both asked the judge for leniency, requesting just three years of prison

Shah (born Lui) currently stars in the third season of The Real Housewives of Salt Lake City, which resumes January 4 on Bravo.

However, the Utah native of Tongan and Hawaiian descent will not be attending the third season reunion ‘under legal advice.’

Despite by her legal woes, CGEM Talent went on to sign Jen – who commands $125 on Cameo – for representation ‘in all areas’ on November 29.

Resumes January 4 on Bravo! Shah (born Lui) currently stars in the third season of The Real Housewives of Salt Lake City

Resumes January 4 on Bravo! Shah (born Lui) currently stars in the third season of The Real Housewives of Salt Lake City

'I was clear with Bravo': However, the Utah native of Tongan and Hawaiian descent will not be attending the third season reunion 'under legal advice'

‘I was clear with Bravo’: However, the Utah native of Tongan and Hawaiian descent will not be attending the third season reunion ‘under legal advice’

'Welcome to the family!' Despite by her legal woes, CGEM Talent went on to sign Jen for representation 'in all areas' on November 29

‘Welcome to the family!’ Despite by her legal woes, CGEM Talent went on to sign Jen for representation ‘in all areas’ on November 29

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