Sticking by her story!
On Sunday’s episode of the Real Housewives of Salt Lake City, Jen Shah doubled down on her claims that she fled the cast trip because she found out her husband, Sharrieff Shah Sr., was in the hospital with “internal bleeding” just before the feds arrived to arrest her.
“When I was sitting on the bus, I got a phone call that showed my husband’s phone number on my phone,” Jen said in her confessional.
“And then I was like, ‘Wait, this is not my husband’s voice,’” she continued. Despite Jen’s admission, she didn’t reveal who was on the other line of the telephone. “They told me, ‘You need to go home, get [my son] Omar and then come meet Sharrieff, he’s at the University of Utah Hospital.’ I immediately went, ‘Oh my God, is Sharrieff OK? This is an emergency.’”
Then Jen explained to her attorney what happened after she left the bus in her Aunt’s pickup truck.
“I get asked to pull over so they can come talk to me and I’m thinking, ‘Is my husband OK? Are my kids OK? I literally didn’t know what was going on,’” she recalled of the moment she was put in handcuffs by feds. “I feel like I’m still in shock, kind of in a fog.”
Jen then got emotional; explaining that she “didn’t grow up with a lot” and that she “worked so hard” for all that she has.
“And to have this happen, I tried to help so many people along the way. I don’t understand,” she said. “And the worst part is, I’ll take whatever. But to have it affect my husband and my sons is killing me. I don’t want them to hurt.”
“What I have been accused of is absolutely the complete opposite of anything I would ever do in my life,” she added. “If I have any fault, it is because I am too giving and I help too many people.”
In March 2021, Jen was arrested and was charged with conspiracy to commit wire fraud and conspiracy to commit money laundering. She maintains her innocence. Her trial was initially slated to begin in October 2021, but in August, a judge postponed the trial until March 2022.
The mother of two and her assistant, Stuart Smith, allegedly “orchestrated” and were “senior participants” in a telemarketing fraud scheme against the elderly that untimely led to their arrest.
The Real Housewives of Salt Lake City airs on Sundays at 9 p.m. ET.
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Source: Page Six