Why ‘RHOSLC’ star Jen Shah entered last minute guilty plea in fraud case

The "Real Housewives of Salt Lake City" star's attorney revealed the reason for her guilty plea

Priya Chaudhry explains that Jen pleaded guilty in order to pay her debt to society and put this ordeal behind her and her family

Having taken full responsibility for her actions, she apologizes deeply to all who were harmed

"Sharrieff Shah apologizes for disappointing her husband, children, family, friends, and supporters," 

Chaudhry adds of the mom-of-two, who has two sons, Sharrieff Jr., 28, and Omar, 19, with her husband Sharrieff Shah Sr

On Monday, Jen, 48, pleaded guilty in Manhattan federal court, reversing her previous not guilty plea

As part of the plea deal, Bravolebrity pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy to commit wire fraud connected to telemarketing, and the US attorney dismissed the other charge

Jen faces a maximum sentence of 30 years in prison and five years of supervised release

In the plea deal, however, there was only a sentence of 11 to 14 years behind bars and a restitution of $9.5 million