Jen Shah has been sentenced to 6.5 years in prison for wire fraud.

She arrived at court in Manhattan, New York accompanied by her husband and two sons.

U.S. District Judge Sidney Stein told the courtroom that Jen's role on the show is not accurate.

Judge Stein called Jen a "leader" in the telemarketing scheme that defrauded thousands, primarily the elderly.

Jen's attorney, Priya Chaudhry, said she regrets her mistakes and is sorry, but prosecutors disagreed.

Jen's defence team argued for a 3-year sentence because of her moral character.

Before being sentenced, Jen addressed the court and apologized, saying she is working to earn funds to pay restitution.

She attributed her involvement in the scheme to untreated mental issues and the fact that "reality TV has nothing to do with reality."

Jen will likely serve about 5.5 years of her sentence and is scheduled to begin serving it on February 17, 2023 in a prison in Texas.