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Why Meredith Marks Hasn’t Grilled Jen Shah: ‘I Don’t Want to Implicate Myself in a Federal Investigation

Meredith Marks Says, 珍沙 |

Meredith Marks Says, 珍沙 |

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梅雷迪思·马克斯 realizes 盐湖城真正的家庭主妇 may have to move forward without 珍沙 | amid her ongoing legal troubles.

The reality star — who briefly spoke with PEOPLE about her castmate’s legal issues while promoting Meredith Marks jewelry line at fellow housewive Sutton StrackeSutton Concept boutique — believes that Shah isa huge part of the show.

It’s not like a question mark. There’s no question mark about that,” 分数, 50, 说. “玛丽 [考斯比] was a huge part of the show. You move forward. And I assume they’ll have some new people, I don’t really know, but you have to move on. There’s nothing we can do. It’s life.

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分数 admits that she wasvery shockedwhen Shah plead guilty for her part in an alleged telemarketing scheme scandal 在七月, but doesn’t want to ask her for details about the case.

She really can’t talk about any of the reasoning behind why she went down that path, nor would I ask her,” she says of Shah. “Because I don’t want to implicate myself in a federal investigation, contrary to what everyone else thinks, it’s not really my vibe. So I don’t really understand how we got to where we are right now. And eventually I hope that I do understand.

Marks reveals that Shah has beena good frienddespite their friendship beinga rocky road.She adds that the reality star’s life isa gray areaas she awaits her sentencing in the fraud case.

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It’s not a great place to be sitting and no one wants to be sitting and waiting their sentencing,” 她说. “And I just hope for the best outcome for everybody.

She’s in a position where she’s been through a lot and she needs support from people around her, who know a lot of the issues that have gone on,” 她补充说. “And I don’t want to see something bad happen to her.

Jen was arrested in March 2021 alongside assistant 斯图尔特·史密斯. Both were charged with conspiracy to commit wire fraud in connection with telemarketing and conspiracy to commit money laundering. The housewife initially plead not guilty and even had her legal team file paperwork to dismiss the charges, but had a change of plans and switched to a guilty plea back in July.

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“多发性硬化症. Shah is a good woman who crossed a line,” Priya Chaudhry, an attorney for the reality star, 当时告诉人们. “She accepts full responsibility for her actions and deeply apologizes to all who have been harmed. 多发性硬化症. Shah is also sorry for disappointing her husband, 孩子们, 家庭, 朋友们, and supporters. Jen pled guilty because she wants to pay her debt to society and put this ordeal behind her and her family.