Real Housewives of Salt Lake City star Jen Shah has been sentenced to six-and-a-half years in prison for running a years-long telemarketing scheme that prosecutors say targeted the elderly and vulnerable, stripping them of their savings and maxing out their credit cards. Shah, 49, pleaded guilty to one count of wire fraud in July in a dramatic defense U-Turn. She must present herself to be taken to prison on February 17, and will serve her term in a facility in Texas.Shah was supported in court by her husband, their two sons, other relatives - and her therapist. She wore a smart, beige outfit but had ditched the designer bags and jewelry she was known for on the Bravo TV show. Her attorney, Priya Chaudhry, begged for mercy on her behalf, saying she would 'never forgive herself' for what she'd done. Shah herself sobbed as she read a statement to the court, claiming her reality TV persona was nothing more than an act. She vowed to raise $6.5million in restitution to make victims' whole, and said she intended to do so from prison. Shah ignored questions as she left the courthouse, instead heading straight into a waiting SUV. Scroll down for video Real Housewives star Jen Shah arrives in court to be sentenced today for fraud. She is facing 10 years in prison Jen Shah gripped her bodyguard's arm as she entered the courthouse on Friday morning Reality TV star Jen Shah arrives at court in New York City to be sentenced for wire fraud 'You and the world know me as Jen Shah.