‘RHOSLC’ recap: Jen Shah reveals why she didn’t take a plea deal

‘RHOSLC’ recap: Jen Shah reveals why she didn’t take a plea deal

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Jen Shah responsible? Bitch, pleas.

The embattled Bravolebrity, 48, revealed on Sunday night time’s third and remaining installment of the “Actual Housewives of Salt Lake Metropolis” Season 2 reunion why she didn’t take a plea deal in her ongoing fraud trial. 

“I’m preventing this. I’m harmless,” Shah informed host Andy Cohen and her castmates. “And I’ll combat for each particular person on the market that may’t combat for themselves as a result of they don’t have the sources or the means, in order that they don’t combat.”

She continued, “I’ll combat as a result of No. 1, I’m harmless and No. 2, I’m going to f—king symbolize each different particular person on the market that may’t combat and hasn’t been in a position to.”

The truth TV persona is going through as much as 50 years in jail for allegedly scamming lots of of individuals, concentrating on the aged specifically, out of cash by way of a widespread telemarketing scheme. 

Shah — who was cuffed by feds in March 2021 as “RHOSLC” cameras had been rolling — acquired main help from her co-stars on the reunion, with bestie Heather Homosexual providing exceptionally sort phrases. 

The cast of "The Real Housewives of Salt Lake City" and host Andy Cohen at the Season 2 reunion
The embattled Bravolebrity insisted to host Andy Cohen and her co-stars that she is “harmless.”
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“I really like Jen. I don’t care if she’s responsible or not,” the Magnificence Lab and Laser founder stated. “I imagine her, too. And I need the most effective for her and her household and I’ll be in courtroom day-after-day and I’ll combat for her. She’s within the combat of her life.”

Homosexual, 39, added, “We bought your again. We love you.”

Jen has pleaded not responsible to conspiracy to commit wire fraud and conspiracy to commit cash laundering prices, and her trial was lately pushed again from March to July 2022 in New York Metropolis.

In the meantime, Shah’s former assistant and alleged confederate Stuart Smith modified his not responsible plea to responsible in November 2021, accepting three prices introduced in opposition to him: one depend of conspiracy to commit wire fraud in reference to telemarketing, one depend of conspiracy to commit cash laundering and one depend of obstructing an official continuing.

Although Shah admitted on the reunion that her “authorized state of affairs” has been “devastating” to navigate, she believes it has solely made her a “stronger” particular person. 

“You’re stronger than you suppose you’re,” she stated of the largest lesson she realized whereas filming “Salt Lake Metropolis” Season 2. “If you will get by way of the influence of the preliminary information or no matter you’re going by way of, you’re going to be OK.”

Jen Shah
Shah was cuffed by feds in March 2021 as “RHOSLC” cameras had been rolling.
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The mother of two — who shares sons Sharrieff Jr., 27, and Omar, 18, with husband Sharrieff Shah — famous that the the expertise has additionally introduced her nearer to her household. 

“I do know that my husband loves me greater than something and that my children do, too,” she stated. “And the way a lot I really like them.”

Earlier than wrapping up the reunion, Cohen, 53, requested Jen if she anticipates sitting on the reunion sofa once more for Season 3. 

“After all,” she said confidently, seemingly unbothered by the potential of a decades-long jail stint. “I ain’t going nowhere.” 

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