Jen Shah of "Real Housewives" Pleads Guilty in Criminal Fraud Case

American television star Jen Shah, who is known for her work in the reality TV series, 'The Real Housewives of Salt Lake City', has pleaded guilty on criminal fraud charges.

Jen Shah, a member of "The Real Housewives of Salt Lake City," entered a plea of guilty on Monday to criminal charges of fraud relating to a purported telemarketing scam.

Having pleaded not guilty to the charges earlier, Shah entered the plea on Monday morning  in Manhattan federal court.

The portal also claims that Shah and others were previously charged with defrauding hundreds of senior citizens in the US through a complex telemarketing technique.

The plea agreement stipulates that Shah must serve time in prison, pay more than $9 million in reparations to victims, forfeit $6 million, and make other concessions.

Shah's attorney, Priya Chaudhry, stated during the most recent session that the reality star would like to withdraw her not guilty plea.

Shah acknowledged her wrongdoing, expressed regret to the judge, and promised not to file an appeal if her sentence was for 168 months or less.

A conviction carries a maximum sentence of 30 years in jail.

Shah's sentence ranges from 135 to 168 months in jail under the conditions of her plea agreement (between 11 and 14 years)

Shah's sentence may be either longer or shorter depending on the judge's preference.