Andy Cohen Reacts to Jen Shah Prison Sentence, Teases ‘RHOSLC’ Cast


Andy Cohen.
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Andy Cohen reacted to the information that Jen Shah has been sentenced to 6 and a half years in jail after pleading responsible to conspiracy to commit wire fraud.

“Pay attention, any outdated particular person or anybody who simply doesn’t actually perceive what’s happening with the web or what number of scams are happening, individuals are inclined to stuff like this,” the Actual Housewives government producer, 54, mentioned on Monday, January 9, throughout an episode of Sirius XM’sRadio Andy. “In case you learn the Sufferer Influence report, it was fairly gorgeous.”

The Actual Housewives of Salt Lake Metropolis star, 49, was sentenced to 78 months in jail with 5 years of supervised launch on Friday, January 6, in a New York Metropolis courtroom. Decide Sidney Stein ordered her to report back to jail on February 17.

Cohen mentioned he hopes to talk with Shah earlier than she reviews to federal jail in February. “I’m hoping to go speak to Jen this weekend. I’m hopeful that I can try this sit down together with her in entrance of some cameras and ship that to you,” the Watch What Occurs Reside host defined. “I’m actually hoping to do this.”

Cohen added that he initially thought the fact star would be capable to get out after only a few years. Nonetheless, he was shocked to study that since she was sentenced at a federal stage, she should serve no less than 85 % of her jail time period.

“It’ll be an enormous loss for the present,” the Missouri native admitted.

Regardless of Shah’s authorized woes, the Bravo exec is planning the best way to make The Actual Housewives of Salt Lake Metropolis even higher in season 4.

“I received so many tweets from folks saying this has been such an fascinating interval the place she’s been ready to be sentenced and folks have been saying to me, ‘Properly, is she on the present or not?’ I’m like, ‘Do you perceive that this girl is being sentenced to jail on January sixth?’” he requested throughout Monday’s broadcast. “They’re not gonna give her no time. So that you inform me, is she on the present? Like, what would you like me to say about whether or not she’s on the present? She’s going to serve her time. So that you inform me, is she on the present or not? I don’t perceive what folks need me to say. … It looks as if the choose figured it out for us, didn’t he?”

Andy Cohen Reacts to Jen Shah's Prison Sentence, Teases 'RHOSLC' Season 4 Casting News - 937 Jen Shah Sentenced To 6.5 Years In Prison For Telemarketing Scam
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Even with out Shah, nevertheless, Cohen is assured the subsequent season will ship. “Now we have glorious casting for subsequent season,” Cohen defined. “I’m feeling good. However I’m saying it’s a loss. It’s a loss to lose her from the present.

Shah was arrested in March 2021 alongside former assistant Stuart Smith. Shah, who initially pleaded not responsible, was accused of conspiracy to commit wire fraud and conspiracy to commit cash laundering. Whereas filming RHOSLC, Shah claimed that she felt “wrongly accused” by authorities, nevertheless, she modified her plea to responsible in July 2022. The cash laundering fees had been dropped as a part of a plea deal.

Whereas ready for the fact star to be sentenced, Cohen completely informed Us Weekly in November 2022 that he didn’t anticipate Shah being free for season 4. “I hope that she will get no jail time in any way and she will be able to come proper again … however I’ve a sense that she’s not going to be accessible to be on the present,” he shared.

He added: “Some folks on Twitter had been saying, ‘We would like Jen subsequent season.’ And I’m like, ‘OK, nicely, speak to the choose.’”