Things aren’t looking Shah-mazing for Jen Shah.
Jen Shah will be standing alone when she goes to trial for fraud in March 2022. The Real Housewives of Salt Lake City star is the sole defendant in her case and maintains her innocence as she heads to trial.
All of Jen’s other co-defendants have pleaded guilty to the charges against them instead of going to trial. Some even seem to be cooperating with the government.
Cameron Brewster was the latest co-defendant to plead guilty. According to Attorney Ronald Richards, who is not involved in the case but keeps Bravo fans updated on social media, no plea agreement for Brewster has been filed, so he is “clearly cooperating.”
Meanwhile, Jen is filing motions to keep several juicy tidbits of her life out of the trial.
The reality TV star does not want clips from RHOSLC used in her trial. She also, according to Richards, “does not want the jury to hear she suborned perjury re: Stuart Smith, she threatened Smith, she used the corp. credit c., she concealed her foreign bank accts, or cheated on her taxes but best of all, no Housewives clips.”
Page Six obtained a copy of a court filing issued on Tuesday in which Jen’s legal team writes, “The defense opposes the use in evidence of any clips from the RHOSLC. [Clips] would have to fall under one of the exceptions to the hearsay rule of evidence, as they are, by definition, out-of-court statements.”
Jen’s attorney argued that clips from the show “do not have any of the indicia of reliability” and are “highly edited and crafted through post-production.”
As Bravo fans know, since joining RHOSLC in 2019, Jen has boasted about her wealth, claiming to spend $50k a month.
It’s also no secret that Jen flaunted her lavish lifestyle on the show and social media.
However, now her legal team claims that Jen was incentivized to “exaggerate wealth and drama” and that she is merely “playing that character on a show that has been highly curated and edited to satisfy its dramatic requirements.”
Despite these latest claims, Richards reports that “The govt is now seeking to admit evidence on how @TheRealJenShah spent the money, hid the $$, paid for the fraud scheme, failed to declare the revenue to the IRS, & worst of all; she was not Shahmazing. She was basically broke and needed fraud $$ to live.”
In March 2021, Jen was arrested in a nationwide telemarketing scam. She was charged with conspiracy to commit wire fraud and money laundering. If found guilty, Jen faces 130 to 146 months in prison.
The Real Housewives of Salt Lake City airs on Sundays at 9 p.m. ET.