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NEW YORK – Reality television star Jen Shah has been sentenced to six and a half years in prison for a telemarketing scam that lasted nearly a decade.

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In a news release, the U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York said that Shah, 49, was sentenced Friday by United States District Judge Sidney H. Stein to 78 months in prison for reportedly running a telemarketing fraud scheme nationwide. Shah previously pled guilty to a count of conspiracy to commit wire fraud related to telemarketing.

“With today’s sentence, Jennifer Shah finally faces the consequences of the many years she spent targeting vulnerable, elderly victims. These individuals were lured in by false promises of financial security, but in reality, Shah and her co-conspirators defrauded them out of their savings and left them with nothing to show for it. This conviction and sentence demonstrate once again that we will continue to vigorously protect victims of financial fraud and hold accountable those who engage in fraudulent schemes,” said U.S. Attorney Damian Williams in the news release.

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Shah is a cast member of “The Real Housewives of Salt Lake City,” according to The Associated Press.

According to the AP, the people who were reportedly targeted by the telemarketing scam were vulnerable or older. The scam went on for nearly a decade.

In addition to her prison term, Shah will also be sentenced to five years of supervised release, the U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York said. She will also be ordered to forfeit $6.5 million, 30 luxury items and 78 counterfeit luxury items. Shah will also have to pay more than $6.6 million in restitution.

The AP reported that Shah apologized to the people she hurt and pledged to pay the restitution and forfeiture once she is released from prison.

No further information has been released.