‘Real Housewives’ star Jen Shah has to complete his mental health program after jail time


‘The Real Housewives of Salt Lake City’ star Jen Shah has been ordered to participate in a mental health program following her release from prison as a condition of her probation.

Shah, 49, was sentenced to 78 months in prison after pleading guilty to a charge of conspiracy to commit wire fraud. Federal prosecutors said Shah was a ringleader of a “nationwide telemarketing fraud scheme” that victimized thousands.

She has been ordered to surrender to the Federal Bureau of Prisons on Feb. 17, according to a verdict filed last week in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

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After her release, Shah will face five years of supervised release, which will include mental health treatment approved by the U.S. Parole Board.

“You must continue to take all prescribed medications unless directed otherwise by the health care provider,” the order reads. “You must contribute to the cost of services provided based on your ability to pay and the availability of third-party payments.”

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Shah has said she suffered from depression and was on antidepressants during episodes of “The Real Housewives of Salt Lake City.” In a recent episode, Shah revealed to her castmates that she attempted suicide after being charged in the federal case.

Shah said she locked herself in a bathroom and her husband broke down the door. She said she was in the hospital for more than two days.

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In a statement to the court filed in December, Shah pleaded for clemency, stating that her actions stemmed in part from “some personal painful experiences I went through in my life,” including the deaths of her father and grandmother.

This article first appeared on NBCNews.com.

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