Jen Shah, star of “The Real Housewives of Salt Lake City,” appeared before the U.S. District Court judge and admitted guilt in her federal fraud trial. Shah was arrested and was charged with conspiring for wire fraud as well as money laundering on the 20th of 2021. In the beginning, she pleaded not guilty to the charges. She is steadfastly denying any wrongdoing prior to court hearing next week.
Who is Jen Shah?
Shah is most well-known for her part in the newest season of the reality-TV franchise , which chronicles the continuous tensions that surround a certain group of women who have lots of money and time in their pockets. Shah is portrayed in this show as an accomplished business woman, however, what exactly is her “business” is an ongoing topic of debate. Shah is engaged to Sharrieff Shah she is who is a lawyer and football coach from The University of Utah. Shah does not represent his wife. While season one was on that they shared a home with their two sons in the $3.9 million house Shah describes as”the “Shah Ski Chalet.” The house is being sold at $7.6 million. Shah rapidly became a of her extravagant lifestyle and constant drama with family and friends. The actress once boasted of making up to $50,000 a month in order to live a lavish lifestyle. She also throws extravagant celebrations (and occasionally wine glasses) for loved ones and relatives. The second season of the show saw Shah defined “frenemy” in that she presented her fellow cast members with diamond-snowflake jewelry. However, she’s not only another “Bravolebrity.” In the year 2000, ABC News and Hulu joined forces to create an documentary on Shah’s personal life.
The Housewife and the Shah Shocker
analyzes her legal problems and offers a background to the business ventures and finances of her.
Jen Shah’s legal issues
The year 2021 was the time Shah along with her associate/partner Stuart Smith were indicted for conspiring to engage in wire fraud as well as money laundering through the telemarketing scheme. According to the indictment, Shah as well as Smith created and sold “lead list” to others who participated in the telemarketing scheme, with the understanding that these lists would be used to fraudulently defraud hundreds of victims throughout the nation. Smith initially denied guilt but later changed his plea guilty after a couple of months. It is likely that he came to an agreement with Shah for a less severe sentence, in exchange for more the information against Shah. If Shah refused to modify her plea and her case was brought to trial, authorities will have to demonstrate that she was involved in a conspiracy to commit wire fraud:
- Shah signed an arrangement with at least another person for the operation of her telemarketing program
- The victims were deceived by the sake of her own money
- The victim used telecommunications (phone or email and social media.) to carry out the plan
- One of her accomplices performed an act that was clearly in support of the plan.
In order to prove that Shah was involved in a an act of money laundering Prosecutors must prove that Shah as well as at least another individual was able to make money transactions while knowing that the funds involved were derived from illicit transactions.
What Will Jen Shah Do Time?
The maximum punishment for conspiring for wire fraud can be prison for between 30 and 30 years. In the case of money laundering it can be 20 years. As a result of plead guilty to the conspiracy charge of committing wire fraud, prosecutors have dropped the charge of money laundering. In accordance with her plea agreement, Shah is facing up to 14 years in jail and must pay more than $9 million in restitution to victims.
Is Jen Shah Return to the “Real Housewives”?
There’s been reports of her filming which means it’s safe to say that we’ll be seeing Shah on our tiny screens once season 3 airs. Will the show also be a documentary about her legal battles? You bet. Over the years, “Housewives” hasn’t shied in revealing legal issues of housewives from other shows. Do you remember the time the time Teresa Giudice from “The Real Housewives of New Jersey” let cameras record her triumphant return after an indefinite prison term in connection with wires, mail or bankruptcy scams? With Shah’s plea deal plea, we can only hope that she’s planning new opening credits for her opening credits. The slogan she had previously used, “The only thing I’m guilty of is being a Shah-mazing” didn’t last long.