Jen Shah was ordered to participate in a mental health program in addition to her six-and-a-half-year prison sentence, TMZ reports. The Real Housewives of Salt Lake City star will enter the program after she completes her prison stint, during the ordered 5-year period of supervised release.
The outlet obtained documents that reveal that the 49-year-old reality star must continue to take her prescribed medication after she’s set free unless a doctor orders otherwise.
Shah will serve out her sentence in a federal prison in Texas and is scheduled to surrender to authorities on February 17.
Shah’s chosen mental health program must be approved by her probation officer. She will also have to submit to drug testing 15 days after her release and undergo at least two additional drug tests as determined by the court. The fallen Bravo star was ordered to make payments toward her restitution that equaled 15 percent of her gross income.
Shah was arrested in March 2021 amid accusations that she was running a nationwide telemarketing scheme that targeted hundreds of people, specifically the elderly. The reality star was arrested by the feds while she was filming the Bravo series. She struck a plea deal with prosecutors in July, pleading guilty to one count of conspiracy to commit wire fraud, after initially professing her innocence.
Federal prosecutors initially requested a 10-year prison sentence, but Shah’s legal team asked for a three-year stint, previously calling her “an exceptional mother and a good woman who has already been punished extensively as a result of the sins of her past.”
Shah’s husband, Sharrieff Shah Sr., begged a judge to show leniency to his wife as the Bravo star originally faced a potential 14 years behind bars.
“Jen has never been arrested or detained for any crime. My wife’s current legal predicament was caused by a confluence of events that came together at various points, which caused her to spiral out of control,” his letter read.
The college football coach also noted the couple’s strained relationship, which he claimed led to his wife making “catastrophically bad business decisions and developing relationships with awful people.”
Shah apologized to her loved ones and victims of her crimes before receiving her sentence.
“I am sorry. My actions have hurt innocent people. I want to apologize by saying, I am doing all I can to earn the funds to pay restitution,” she said in court.
Shah’s attorney, Priya Chaudhry, issued a statement to PEOPLE earlier this month after her client’s sentencing.
The statement read—“Jen Shah deeply regrets the mistakes that she has made and is profoundly sorry to the people she has hurt. Jen has faith in our justice system, understands that anyone who breaks the law will be punished, and accepts this sentence as just. Jen will pay her debt to society and when she is a free woman again, she vows to pay her debt to the victims harmed by her mistakes.”
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