Jen Shah’s decision to plead guilty in her federal fraud case shocked everyone especially because she constantly insisted she was completely innocent.
So, when Jen appeared in a Manhattan court on Monday, July 11 for an emergency hearing the Bravoverse was surprised to learn Jen was pleading guilty to count one, conspiracy to commit wire fraud in connection with telemarketing.
Now, the Real Housewives of Salt Lake City star’s attorney, Priya Chaudhry, reveals why Jen entered a last-minute guilty plea.
“Jen pled guilty because she wants to pay her debt to society and put this ordeal behind her and her family,” Chaudhry told Page Six.
“Ms. Shah is a good woman who crossed a line. She accepts full responsibility for her actions and deeply apologizes to all who have been harmed,” she explained. “Ms. Shah is also sorry for disappointing her husband, children, family, friends, and supporters.”
Sources confirm that Bravo cameras followed Jen as she went to her court hearing on Monday. The court appearance and outcome will air on season 3 of RHOSLC.
As part of the deal, Jen faces “up to 168 months” in prison. She also has “agreed to forfeit $6 million, and restitution of $9 million.”
The mother of two will be sentenced on November 7.
The Real Housewives of Salt Lake City is currently filming season 3.