Jen Shah speaks out after she pleaded guilty in connection to a money-laundering scam. Monday, Salt Lake City’s Real Housewives star accepted “full responsibility”Priya Chaudhry, her lawyer gave evidence of her actions.
“Ms. Shah is a good woman who crossed a line,”This statement should be Entertainment Tonight reads. “She accepts full responsibility for her actions and deeply apologizes to all who have been harmed. Ms. Shah is also sorry for disappointing her husband, children, family, friends, and supporters. Jen pled guilty because she wants to pay her debt to society and put this ordeal behind her and her family.”
Bravo’s star pleaded guilty Monday to one count of conspiracy for wire fraud in connection to telemarketing. Shah will now face up to 30 year imprisonment and five-years of supervised release for conspiracy to money launder. Shah was sentenced to 30 years in prison and five years of supervised release. RHOSLCStar agreed to forfeit $6.5 Million and to pay restitution of up to $9.5 Million.
Despite his plea of guilty, the reality TV personality will continue filming for the third season. The Real Housewives of Salt Lake CityAn insider said PEOPLE. “She’s had Meredith [Marks] and Heather [Gay] by her side, who have been very supportive of their friend during a difficult time,”The insider claimed. “Obviously her legal troubles have not been easy for Jen, let alone making this decision to plead guilty.”
They stated that this case was closed. “a very big part of Jen’s story,”It will be a key part of the next season.”Producers don’t want us to stop following it now,”The insider was also included. “They’ll keep filming with her as long as they can, just like they did with Teresa [Giudice].”
Stuart Smith, Shah’s assistant, was arrested March 2021 after she allegedly had an affair with Shah. “generated and sold ‘lead lists’ of innocent individuals for other members of their scheme to repeatedly scam,”According to the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of New York, the charges were filed at the time. They were each charged with one charge of conspiracy for wire fraud in relation to telemarketing and one of conspiracy to launder money. Shah and Smith initially pleaded not guilty. However, Smith later changed his plea to guilty the following year. Smith has yet to be sentenced.