Jin Shah’s prison sentence was commuted by one year.
The “Real Housewives of Salt Lake City” star is now expected to be released in August 2028, after she was initially released. Sentenced to 6 and a half years imprisonment in January, according to the National Bureau of Prisons website. Its initial release date was August 2029.
It was not clear why Shah’s release date had been moved up.
“I spoke with my client Jane Shah on the phone this week — she’s doing well and remains committed to making her victims complete,” Shah’s manager, Chris Giovanni, told Fox News Digital in a statement Tuesday. “She has taken the initiative to make her restitution payments and hopefully have a home as soon as possible so she can resume life with her family and work, and leave this chapter of her life behind.”
Shah He pleaded guilty last year on charges of conspiracy to commit telephone fraud in a telemarketing scheme targeting the elderly.
Shah and her longtime assistantStuart Smith, “are charged each with one count of conspiracy to commit telemarketing fraud in connection with which 10 or more persons over the age of 55 sacrificed, which carries a maximum penalty of 30 years, and one count of conspiracy,” the Department of Justice said in a statement released at the time. They are arrested for “money laundering, with a maximum penalty of twenty years.”
The 49-year-old reality star described her emotional struggles after reporting to jail last month.
“I want to be back in my husband’s arms, because I know he will end this nightmare,” Shah wrote in a magazine shared on Instagram by her husband Sharif, with whom she shares her two children, Sharif Jr. and Omar.
“I feel physically sick. I feel like I don’t belong here. I thought I could do it but I decided I couldn’t. I want to go home now, but I know it’s impossible. Please God Almighty please me.”
Shah initially pleaded not guilty in 2021 but pleaded guilty one year later as part of an agreement under which the money laundering charge was dropped. It agreed to forfeit $6.5 million and pay damages of up to $9.5 million.
Shah and Smith They allegedly used the names of third parties for their business entities, according to the preliminary indictment. The pair allegedly told victims to use encrypted messages as forms of communication and instructed users to send payments to offshore accounts.
“The shah’s fraudulent scheme targeted and exploited the vulnerable, and often the elderly, of the working class. She and her co-conspirators based their overtly extravagant lifestyle on the false promises of financial independence made to their victims—victims who, to them, were merely ‘leaders,’” Evan said. J. Arvelo, Special Agent in Charge of Homeland Security Investigations in New York: “It will be bought and sold.”
“Shah’s crimes have had profound and lasting effects on the lives of her victims, and today’s sentence and forfeiture reflects the seriousness of her crimes.”
Shah is serving her sentence in Federal prison camp Bryan in Texas.
Fox News Digital has reached out to Federal Prison Camp Bryan for comment.
Fox News Digital’s Tracy Wright contributed to this report.