Jen Shah celebrates sentencing with lavish Italian dinner party for 20
January 6, 2023 | 9:36pm
Jen Shah celebrated her shorter-than-expected prison sentence for wire fraud with a Shah-mazing dinner party in New York City, Page Six has exclusively learned.
The “Real Housewives of Salt Lake City” star, who learned her fate in federal court Friday morning, dined and boozed with a group of 20 at Italian hotspot Valbella at the Park in Midtown later that night.
Page Six is told that the convicted fraudster and her posse spent the night “eating and drinking” on the establishment’s second floor.
“She had two people standing around her table blocking anyone from taking photos,” our source spilled.
It’s unclear whether her husband, Sharrieff Shah, or co-stars were with her.
When contacted for comment, a spokesperson for Valbella told Page Six that the venue does not give out client information.
However, our photographers caught the “RHOSLC” star, 49, exiting the restaurant with her security guard in tow.
Our insider says she stood in the doorway, trying to figure out “how to leave without being photographed.”
Jen’s reps did not immediately respond to our inquiry.
Hours prior, the mother of two — who was facing a maximum of 14 years behind bars — was sentenced to six-and-a-half years in federal prison for allegedlyrunning a nationwide telemarketing schemethat targeted thousands of people, predominantly the elderly.
Following the hearing, the Bravolebrity issued an apology to the victims as well as her family.
“I am profoundly and deeply sorry,” she said through tears while looking at Sharrieff and their sons, Sharrieff Jr. and Omar.
Jen confessed to going “against” her core values of “humility and loyalty and respect” before acknowledging that her actions “hurt innocent people.”
She is scheduled to surrender on Feb. 17.