The federal government would “continue” Jen Shah’s earnings from her stint on the reality show, Real Housewives of Salt Lake City, from 2020 to 2023.
While serving a six-and-a-half-year sentence in federal prison for her involvement in a telemarketing scheme that defrauded thousands of victims, “Federal prosecutors in Manhattan are asking a judge to sign an order to seize 25% of the 49-year-old reality TV star’s disposable income from Shed Media, Inc, according to the New York Post.
The order states that his salary “should continue to be paid to the clerk of the court until Shah’s release date from prison on August 30, 2028.”
According to court documents, obtained by the publication, the TV personality was paid $34,500 per episode of Bravo’s hit unscripted series.
The court papers went on to say that “25% of disposable income of” the $34,500 Shed Media owes Shah should “go to restitution.”
More drama: Feds reportedly ‘pursuing’ Jen Shah’s earnings from her stint on reality show, Real Housewives of Salt Lake City, from 2020 to 2023
While serving a six-and-a-half-year sentence in federal prison for her involvement in a telemarketing scheme that defrauded thousands of victims, “Federal prosecutors in Manhattan are asking a judge to sign an order to seize 25% of the reality TV star’s disposable income from Shed Media, Inc, according to the New York Post; seen in January 2023
At this time, the $6,746,378 she and her co-defendants owe their victims “remains unpaid.”
Shah kept herself busy behind bars working on a Real Housewives-inspired play alongside her fellow inmates at her federal prison camp in Bryan, Texas.
The reality TV star’s manager, Chris Giovanni, said TMZin April, that she is working on a production called The Real Housewives Of Bryan.
Shah’s manager says it is still in its infancy as she is taking the time to teach some of her team members how to read and write.
Giovanni told the outlet that the storyline revolves around actual housewives residing at the prison with their personalities kicked up a notch.
Shah certainly seems to get the most out of prison, as she is said to form strong friendships and even mentor other prisoners while keeping their spirits up during their sentence.
The official said she has been working with the prison’s education department and library since her first incarceration nearly two months ago.
She also focused on her health as she has a lot of 15 pounds by working out daily, as Giovanni said she is not a fan of food.
Still need to make amends: To date, the $6,746,378 she and her co-defendants owe their victims ‘remains unpaid’
The director also said Shah maintained his faith by fasting and praying daily during Ramadan.
Last month it was reported that she was to be released from prison a year ahead of schedule after being sentenced to 6.5 years for a telemarketing scheme that targeted the elderly and vulnerable.
Page Six reported that his prison sentence had been reduced by a year, with his release date now set for August 30, 2028.
A representative of Shah, 49, said People in a statement that the Bravolebrity remains “committed” to making amends with its victims and hopes to return home “as soon as possible”.
“I spoke with my client Jen Shah on the phone this week – she is doing well and remains committed to making her victims whole,” Shah’s rep said.
“She has started her restitution payments, and we hope to get her home as soon as possible so she can get back to life with her family and her job, putting this chapter of her life behind her.”
Entertaining: Shah kept herself busy behind bars working on a Real Housewives-inspired play alongside her fellow inmates at her federal prison camp in Bryan, Texas
Shah, one of Bravo’s most explosive characters, was locked up last month after finally admitting to a years-long telemarketing scam that preyed on the elderly and vulnerable.
Her release to prison on February 17 came after she pleaded guilty to fraud last year – although she had previously protested her innocence for months both on air and on social media.
She was sentenced to more than six years in prison after admitting to orchestrating a telemarketing scheme targeting sensitive elderly and vulnerable people.
Shah tricked his victims into buying fake business mentors, before they got into endless subscription payments they couldn’t get out of.
During her sentencing hearing, prosecutors recounted how she laughed mercilessly with her colleagues when some of the victims called them in tears to beg them to be released from their debts.
But after being jailed for the scam, Shah took to Instagram to apologize for her crime.
“I’m turning in today to serve time in federal prison,” she wrote.
“This is the price I have to pay for the wrong decisions I made. People have been hurt because of my decisions.
“While incarcerated, I will work to make amends and reconcile with the victims of my crime.
“Over time, I pray that people will judge me for how I reacted to this sentence, rather than just the decisions that landed me in jail.”
In February, Shah’s husband, Sharrieff ‘Coach’ Shah, read correspondence she had sent from behind bars, in which she detailed suffering a panic attack on the way to Bryan’s federal prison camp.
“I couldn’t breathe and my hands were numb,” she wrote. “I knew I was having a panic attack.”
Writing about her emotions on the way to jail, the TV personality said she was overcome with emotion as she drove to her husband’s side.
Unforgivable: She was sentenced to more than six years in prison after admitting to orchestrating a telemarketing program targeting the sensitive elderly and vulnerable
“I made Coach pull over because our reception was poor while driving and I couldn’t Facetime my eldest baby,” she continued.
“We finally connected, I saw his face and cried so hard until he reassured me that everything would be fine.
“I didn’t think I was going to make it today. It was surreal as we drove to Bryan FPC minutes away from having to surrender.
“My worst fear and the unimaginable was about to happen – having to say goodbye to my sweet husband and precious baby Omar (he will always be my baby even though he is a senior in HS).”