RHOSLC star Jen Shah pleads guilty to serious charges: "I'm so sorry"

New York, New York - Jen Shah, star of the show Real Housewives of Salt Lake City, pleaded guilty to a conspiracy to commit wire fraud charge in a New York fedral court on Monday.

Jen Shah, star of the show Real Housewives of Salt Lake City, pled guilty to a conspiracy to commit wire fraud charge on Monday.
Jen Shah, star of the show Real Housewives of Salt Lake City, pled guilty to a conspiracy to commit wire fraud charge on Monday.  © Collage: Screenshot / Twitter / @TheRealJenShah

The reality show celeb has faced allegations that she participated in a telemarketing scheme that scammed many people out of millions after she was arrested in March 2021.

She and her assistant Stuart Smith were accused of selling useless business services to unsuspecting victims, many in their 50s, who were wooed with references to Sha's luxurious lifestyle portrayed in the series.

"In 2012 to March 2021… I agreed with others to commit wire fraud," she told judge federal judge Sidney Stein, per ABC News. "I knew this was wrong. I knew many people were harmed, and I’m so sorry."

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Shah had originally entered a not guilty plea, but changed her mind after prosecutors recently offered her a deal which includes them dropping a conspiracy to commit money laundering charge in exchange for admitting to the wire fraud charge.

Smith also changed his plea to guilty last year.

As she awaits sentencing, prosecutors are asking that Shah receive no less than 14 years in prison, $9 million in restitution to those scammed, and a $6 million forfeiture.

She faces a maximum of 50 years in prison if convicted.

The sentencing date has been set for November 28.

Cover photo: Collage: Screenshot / Twitter / @TheRealJenShah

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