The world-renowned franchise Real Housewives met yet another controversy – the Real Housewives of Salt Lake City’s starlet Jen Shah and her legal woes continue to get thicker as her close conspirer Stuart Smith was pleaded guilty before the judge of the Southern District of New York.
Jen Shah from the Real Housewives franchise was arrested on March 30 and the recent verdict against her close confidante has declared that there is a legal fallout on its way. The fans have declared the verdict “simply Shah-mazing.” She was arrested while shooting for the second season of Real Housewives of Salt Lake City. The controversial arrest proved to be explosive for the franchise.
The ABC News Studios also released a documentary on Hulu regarding the legal battles of Jen Shah titled “Housewife and the Shah shocker.”
According to the reports, Jen Shah and Stuart Smith along with their other partners carried out a huge telemarketing scheme that defrauded countless people across the United States of America. Most were above the age of 55.
The federal prosecutors alleged that Shah and Smith were among the “Tier A” conspirators in the government’s case, alleging they were “responsible for orchestrating the broader scheme” and supplied “leads that sustained sales floors.”
Jen Shah pleaded not guilty against all the charges of wire fraud and money laundering via telemarketing.
Jen Shah, her family, and friends have maintained the notion that Shah is innocent and cannot carry out this villainous crime.
Lehua Vincent, aunt of Jen Shah stated that she believed in the innocence of her niece.
“This is the most difficult time for our entire family,” Vincent said. “The Jen Shah that I know is a woman who has come from a culture that is deeply rooted in honesty, loyalty, and hard work. There’s just no way that Jen has the ability to be harmful or hurtful or disrespectful.”
Even though the close counterparts supported Shah in these trying times, it is known that her close confidante and her first assistant had pleaded guilty against the charges on November 19, increasing the legal woes of the diva.
Stuart Smith did not mention Starlet from the Real Housewives in his plea but stated that he “knowingly and intentionally discussed and engaged with other individuals to develop a plan or operation to obtain money by false representations.”