Jen Shah sentencing: Woman who got restraining order wants court to hear her experience with Shah

A woman who obtained a restraining order against Real Housewives of Salt Lake City star Jen Shah in 2019 is asking the court in Shah’s federal fraud case to hear her experiences with the admitted scam artist ahead of her sentencing.

Shah, 49, last July entered a guilty plea to federal charges that she had put together a $5 million telemarketing scam aimed at swindling older people.

Prosecutors in the case submitted to the court documents asking the judge to review information in the case, saying that the woman who was granted the restraining order wrote them a letter asking for her voice to be heard prior to Shah’s sentencing, which is slated for this Friday, TMZ reported after reviewing court documents in the case.

The latest: A woman who obtained a restraining order against Real Housewives of Salt Lake City star Jen Shah, 49, in 2019 is asking the court in Shah’s federal fraud case to hear her experiences with the admitted scam artist ahead of her sentencing.

Prosecutors said that the information is relevant ahead of the sentencing as it is illustrative of Shah’s character and how she conducted herself with other people.

According to the outlet, the woman received the restraining order in Nevada amid allegations of Shah stalking and harassing her after she claimed that her husband was cheating on her with Shah.

The woman said that Shah escalated her threatening actions after she sent Shah’s husband Sharrieff Shah, 51, screengrabs of text messages the reality star had initially sent.

The woman said Shah made multiple attempts to contact her, which she ignored, leading Shah to cross state lines in an effort to confront her in person, the outlet reported, citing court documents.

Details: Shah last July entered a guilty plea to federal charges that she had put together a $5 million telemarketing scam targeted to swindle older people.

Details: Shah last July entered a guilty plea to federal charges that she had put together a $5 million telemarketing scam targeted to swindle older people.

Background: According to the outlet, the woman received the restraining order in Nevada amid allegations of Shah stalking and harassing her after she claimed that her husband was cheating on her with Shah

Background: According to the outlet, the woman received the restraining order in Nevada amid allegations of Shah stalking and harassing her after she claimed that her husband was cheating on her with Shah

Shah took to Instagram last month with what appeared to be a message to her haters

Shah took to Instagram last month with what appeared to be a message to her haters

Shah eventually arrived at the woman’s home at 2:30 am, the woman said, leading her to call the police. In the fallout of the incident, the woman was granted a temporary restraining order.

The contribution could potentially add time to Shah’s sentence, for which prosecutors have requested a minimum of 10 years.

Dailymail.com has reached out to Shah’s representatives for comment on the latest development in the case.

Shah last month requested a reduced prison sentence after pleading guilty to conspiracy to commit wire fraud.

Five months after confessing to organizing a $5 million telemarketing scam, which preyed on hundreds of elderly people, the reality star – whose plea agreement calls for a maximum of 14 years behind bars – filed a sentencing submission.

In documents, obtained by Page Six, TV personality’s lawyer, Priya Chaudhry, asked for her client to only serve three years in prison.

Disgraced: It comes after Shah requested a reduced prison sentence after pleading guilty to conspiracy to commit wire fraud

Disgraced: Real Housewives of Salt Lake City star Jen Shah has requested a reduced prison sentence after pleading guilty to conspiracy to commit wire fraud

We submit that such a sentence is just and fair because it takes into account Ms. Shah’s history and characteristics, the facts and circumstances of the offense, and meets that a court imposes a sentence that is ‘not greater than necessary’ to achieve the goals of punishment,’ Shah’s attorney wrote.

The mother-of-two, who is married to football coach Sharrieff Shah, argued that she had no ‘direct contact’ with any of the alleged victims and that ‘this case has already cost’ her reputation.

Additionally, Jen has experienced ’embarrassment, fear and shame’ and ‘would never do anything to risk more harm to her children’ again.

Less time please!  Five months after confessing to organizing a $5 million telemarketing scam, which preyed on hundreds of elderly people, the reality star ¿ whose plea agreement calls for a maximum of 14 years behind bars ¿ filed a sentencing submission on Friday

Less time please! Five months after confessing to organizing a $5 million telemarketing scam, which preyed on hundreds of elderly people, the reality star – whose plea agreement calls for a maximum of 14 years behind bars – filed a sentencing submission on Friday

She knows the emotional and psychological toll that her sons have already been forced to pay. These are harms for which she will spend the rest of her life atoning,’ Chaudhry stated.

In the statement, Shah admitted to being in ‘complete responsibility’ for her ‘terrible business decisions.’

‘My poor judgment and bad business associations caused innocent people to lose their money and be victimized by investing in poorly structured businesses/products that I influenced or controlled,’ Jen concluded. ‘For that, I am genuinely sorry, and I will work for the rest of my life to make it right.’

Jen’s request comes after she revealed that she would not be attending the Real Housewives Of Salt Lake City reunion ‘under legal advice.’

Staying off TV: Jen's request comes after she it was revealed she would not be attending the Real Housewives Of Salt Lake City reunion 'under legal advice'

Staying off TV: Jen’s request comes after she it was revealed she would not be attending the Real Housewives Of Salt Lake City reunion ‘under legal advice’

The star addressed her absence from the show in a statement posted to her Instagram on Friday, where she claimed she was initially asked not to appear on the reunion before an invitation was eventually extended.

To the alleged disappointment of Bravo, however, Shah informed executives that she would be unable to discuss her current legal predicament on the show.

‘On September 4, 2022, I was informed by Bravo executives that I was not invited to attend the Season 3 Reunion,’ Shah’s statement began. I was disappointed because I would have no venue to confront inaccuracies and address my storyline with cast members.

Out of nowhere, on November 29, two and a half weeks ago, I was invited to attend. I was elated to learn that I would now have a voice at the reunion.

I was clear with Bravo that out of respect for the courts and a standing judicial order, I would not be in a position to discuss anything related to my legal case or sentencing.

Still on: The reunion is still going forward with her co-stars Lisa Barlow, Meredith Marks, Heather Gay, and Whitney Rose all present.  Andy Cohen is also on hand to moderate once again

Still on: The reunion is still going forward with her co-stars Lisa Barlow, Meredith Marks, Heather Gay, and Whitney Rose all present. Andy Cohen is also on hand to moderate once again

Bravo found this unsatisfactory and said they expected to discuss this “storyline.” That expectation has no regard for me or my family’s well-being; so under legal advice, I will not be attending the reunion. I need to focus on the most important thing in my life – my family.’

TMZ reported that Jen was absent from the reunion taping Friday in New York City even though she sent an invitation.

The reunion is still moving ahead with her co-stars Lisa Barlow, Meredith Marks, Heather Gay, and Whitney Rose all present, per TMZ. Andy Cohen is also on hand to moderate once again.

Shah’s sentencing date has been pushed back until next year, after she pleaded guilty to charges of organizing a $5 million telemarketing scam that targeted hundreds of elderly people.

In July, Shah pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit wire fraud, with the US attorney dropping her second count of conspiracy to commit money laundering.

Could be worse: The US attorney's office says Shah faces the maximum sentence of 30 years in prison, but NBC Connecticut previously reported that her plea deal will actually see her serve a maximum of 14 years

Could be worse: The US attorney’s office says Shah faces the maximum sentence of 30 years in prison, but NBC Connecticut previously reported that her plea deal will actually see her serve a maximum of 14 years

Shah’s assistant Stuart Smith previously admitted his part in the same scam, and had to testify against his former employer, until his guilty plea.

The US attorney’s office says Shah faces the maximum sentence of 30 years in prison, but NBC Connecticut previously reported that her plea deal will actually see her serve a maximum of 14 years.

As part of her guilty plea, the reality star also agreed to forfeit $6.5 million and to pay restitution up to $9.5 million.

Addressing the court, the reality star said that she “knew it was wrong” and that she was “so sorry” for the “many people” who were harmed.

She's sorry: Chaudhry, representing Shah told DailyMail.com: 'Ms.  Shah is a good woman who crossed a line.  She accepts full responsibility for her actions and deeply apologizes to all who have been harmed

She’s sorry: Chaudhry, representing Shah told DailyMail.com: ‘Ms. Shah is a good woman who crossed a line. She accepts full responsibility for her actions and deeply apologizes to all who have been harmed

Shah admitted that she “agreed with others to commit wire fraud” and “knew it misled” victims, over 10 of whom were over the age of 55.

Shah added there was a ‘misrepresentation of the product… regarding the value of the service,’ noting it ‘had little to no value.’

When asked by US District Judge Stein if she knew what she was doing was wrong and illegal, Shah replied, ‘Yes, your honor.’

Chaudhry, representing Shah, previously told DailyMail.com: ‘Ms. Shah is a good woman who crossed a line. She accepts full responsibility for her actions and deeply apologizes to all who have been harmed.

‘Ms. Shah is also sorry for disappointing her husband, children, family, friends, and supporters. Jen pleaded guilty because she wants to pay her debt to society and put this ordeal behind her and her family.’

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