珍沙 | will continue to let the cameras roll on her legal woes, [object Window].
“She’s had 梅雷迪思 [分数] 和 希瑟 [Gay] 在她身边, who have been very supportive of their friend during a difficult time,” 一位消息人士专门告诉人们. “Obviously her legal troubles have not been easy for Jen, let alone making this decision to plead not guilty.”
This case is “a very big part of Jen’s story,” 来源继续.
“Producers don’t want us to stop following it now,” 知情人补充说. “They’ll keep filming with her as long as they can, just like they did with Teresa [Giudice].”
Shah became a full-time cast member on RHOSLC 十一月 2020. In the Bravo hit’s second season, her storyline largely focused on the drama surrounding her alleged telemarketing scheme.
She and assistant 斯图尔特·史密斯 是 被捕 三月 2021 for allegedly targeting individuals in a massive fraud operation. They were charged with one count of conspiracy to commit wire fraud in connection with telemarketing and one count of conspiracy to commit money laundering.
Both Shah and Smith, 43, originally pleaded not guilty, but he eventually pleaded guilty later that year. 他被判处 72 months in prison and five years of supervised release.
Shah had maintained her innocence until Monday, when she appeared in a New York court and pleaded guilty before Judge Sidney H. Stein. The reality star admitted to committing “wire fraud, offering services with little to no value.”
“We used interstate telephones and emails. I knew many of the purchasers were over the age of 55,” 她继续, per a 推特线程 from Inner City Press’s Matthew Russell Lee. “I am so sorry.”
Shah’s guilty plea means she will not stand trial. 她也是 charged with one count of conspiracy to commit wire fraud in connection with telemarketing. A maximum penalty of up to 30 years in prison is still a possibility.
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“多发性硬化症. Shah is a good woman who crossed a line. 她 accepts full responsibility for her actions and deeply apologizes to all who have been harmed,” attorney Priya Chaudhry told PEOPLE.
“多发性硬化症. Shah is also sorry for disappointing her husband, 孩子们, 家庭, 朋友们, and supporters,” the lawyer continued. “Jen pled guilty because she wants to pay her debt to society and put this ordeal behind her and her family.”