Jen Shah’s Elderly Victims Asking Judge To Throw The Book At Her
Prosecutors wrote a letter to the judge presiding over Jen Shah’s case and asked that they sentence the reality star to 10 years in prison. This came after Jen submitted another plea suggesting she should serve only three years in prison.
In their plea, prosecutors included letters from the victims of the reality star’s scam, who demanded the judge consider all the pain Jen caused to innocent people just so that “she could have fun and live in luxury.”
A letter from a 75-year-old retiree referred to herself as one of the seniors “who were scammed by Ms. Jennifer Shah and her cohorts by intentionally selling misleading information for an exorbitant fee.” The woman said that she spent, “$40,000 trying to do good for my family.
Each person scammed has their own story with a dream of a better retirement and life. That was taken away when they were cohersed [sic] to give their money for false promises.”
She also said that Jen affected many elderly people’s quality of life in retirement by stealing their money. “Please consider this when passing judgment on Mrs. Jennifer Shah. Her restitution and time served should put her into the same or similar hardship as her victims. It was her choice to commit the crime for fame, drinks, fun and luxury.”
Another victim wrote an emotional letter to the judge saying that the Real Housewives of Salt Lake City star and the other telemarketers “should cease stealing money and repay what they stole, and perform acts of restitution, such as living, as we are doing what we do with what limited resources we have, and pay for medical services, such as therapy or psychiatric meds.”
The victim admitted that the mental anguish and guilt they experienced after being conned by Jen Shah is still with them today. “I do not want the next person to suffer any of these mental anxieties, such as I have. What is normal? I do not know anymore. Let the punishment fit the crime, Replace what you have taken and correct the consequences, the action caused.”
Prosecutors revealed that Jen used the profits from the Business Opportunity Scheme to rent her 9,420-square-foot mansion. The home which she famously called the “Shah Ski Chalet,” has five bedrooms, eight bathrooms, a library, eight fireplaces, and a three-car garage.
Jen pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy to commit wire fraud and agreed to forfeit $6.5 million. The Bravo star is set to be sentenced on January 6, 2023.