Jen Shah won’t be sentenced till after the vacations. Her courtroom date has been pushed to January 6, 2023.
The Actual Housewives of Salt Lake Metropolis star’s attorneys requested the date change, per courtroom paperwork obtained by Us Weekly, and Decide Sidney H. Stein authorised the rescheduling on Wednesday, November 23.
Shah, 49, can be sentenced for pleading responsible to at least one rely of conspiracy to commit wire fraud. In March 2021, she was arrested and charged with working a nationwide telemarketing scheme together with one in every of her assistants, Stuart Smith. The federal government prosecutors described the scandal as a $5,000,000 cash laundering scheme.
At her arraignment in April, Shah initially pleaded not responsible to at least one rely of conspiracy to commit wire fraud and one rely of conspiracy to commit cash laundering. Nonetheless, she modified her plea the next July.
“In 2012 to March 2021 within the Southern District of New York and elsewhere I agreed with others to commit wire fraud,” she mentioned throughout a courtroom listening to in New York Metropolis. “I knew this was improper. I knew many individuals have been harmed and I’m so sorry.”
Her lawyer informed Us on the time that the RHOSLC star felt remorseful. “Ms. Shah is an efficient lady who crossed a line. She accepts full duty for her actions and deeply apologizes to all who’ve been harmed,” lawyer Priya Chaudhry informed Us in a July assertion. “Ms. Shah can also be sorry for disappointing her husband, kids, household, pals, and supporters. Jen pled responsible as a result of she desires to pay her debt to society and put this ordeal behind her and her household.”
The U.S. Legal professional’s workplace dropped the second cost of conspiracy to commit cash laundering following the change in her plea. Shah beforehand confronted as much as 30 years with each costs, however even with only one, she may nonetheless be given a jail sentence of as much as 14 years.
Shah owns three companies — JXA Vogue, Shah Magnificence and Shah Lashes — and he or she seems on actuality TV. Nonetheless, government producer Andy Cohen solely informed Us earlier this month that he doesn’t suppose Shah will return for season 4 of The Actual Housewives of Salt Lake Metropolis.
“She’s being sentenced on December 15, so I don’t know what to say to individuals who need her on the present,” the Bravo exec, 54, informed Us. “I hope that she will get no jail time in anyway and she will come proper again … however I’ve a sense that she’s not going to be accessible to be on the present.”