Jen Shah’s Attorney Claims She Owes 124K in Legal Fees

Jen Shah’s authorized troubles proceed. The previous Actual Housewives of Salt Lake Metropolis star’s fraud case lawyer claims she owes her 1000’s of {dollars} in authorized charges.

In response to a New York federal courtroom submitting obtained by Us Weekly on Friday, April 7, legal professional Priya Chaudhry states that she and her legislation agency “filed a movement to withdraw as counsel” on March 24 “primarily based on Ms. Shah’s unpaid charges and bills.” In complete, Chaudhry alleges that Shah, 49, owes $124,422.95 — $50 thousand in unpaid charges and $74,422.95 in unpaid bills.

After initially denying fees made towards her, the Bravo star pleaded responsible to conspiracy to commit wire fraud in New York Metropolis in July 2022. “In 2012 to March 2021 within the Southern District of New York and elsewhere I agreed with others to commit wire fraud,” Shah learn from a ready assertion in courtroom. “I knew this was mistaken. I knew many individuals had been harmed and I’m so sorry.”

Chaudhry weighed in on the fact star’s case in a press release to Us Weekly not lengthy after her responsible plea. “Ms. Shah is an effective lady who crossed a line,” the legal professional stated on the time. “She accepts full duty for her actions and deeply apologizes to all who’ve been harmed. Ms. Shah can be sorry for disappointing her husband, kids, household, buddies, and supporters. Jen pled responsible as a result of she desires to pay her debt to society and put this ordeal behind her and her household.”

Shah — who shares sons Sharrieff Jr., 29, and Omar, 19, with husband Sharrieff Shah — was later sentenced to serve 6.5 years behind bars and reported to jail on February 17.

Her authorized woes started in March 2021 after she and her former assistant, Stuart Smith, had been arrested in connection to a nationwide telemarketing scheme that focused victims 55 and older. Smith, for his half, modified his plea to responsible in November of that 12 months. “He pleaded responsible to a few counts: conspiracy to commit wire fraud, cash laundering and obstruction of justice,” legal professional Ronald Richards — a former NBC authorized analyst unaffiliated with the case — informed Us on the time.

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Followers witnessed Shah’s arrest on season 2 of RHOSLC, and he or she continued to assert her innocence all through the present’s third season. Season 3 concluded with protection of the Utah native’s responsible plea.

Having proven help for her costar over time, Heather Homosexual completely informed Us the place she stood with Shah following her sentencing. “I used to be labeled ride-or-die as a result of I had a pal that was taking a look at me and telling me she was harmless,” the Dangerous Mormon writer stated in an interview printed on February 6. “The whole lot modified for me when she plead responsible.”

She continued: “Now my focus is on the victims and her household and the collateral harm of this crime that she perpetuated and admitted to perpetuating.”

The present’s govt producer, Andy Cohen, shared his ideas on Shah’s jail sentence on his SiriusXM present Radio Andy the month prior. “Pay attention, any previous individual or anybody who simply doesn’t actually perceive what’s occurring with the web or what number of scams are occurring, individuals are vulnerable to stuff like this,” he stated, including, “If you happen to learn the Sufferer Influence report, it was fairly gorgeous.”

Lower than two months after she said her jail keep, Shah’s supervisor, Chris Giovanni, revealed on Thursday, April 6, that she is staging a Actual Housewives-inspired play together with her fellow inmates, aptly titled The Actual Housewives of Bryan after the FPC Bryan jail in Texas. Noting that they play’s personalities shall be “cranked as much as 11,” Giovanni informed TMZ that the manufacturing remains to be in its “early phases,” as the previous Housewife helps some prisoners learn to learn and write.

She’s additionally been busy with a jail diary, publishing items by way of her web site.