RHOSLC’s Meredith Marks Doesn’t Buy That Secret Service Story

New Actual Housewives of Salt Lake Metropolis solid member Monica Garcia already has so much to say about Jen Shah, however Meredith Marks has some questions on her claims.

“I had by no means met Monica till the snowball day, and she or he got here off as high-energy, desirous to have enjoyable,” Meredith, 51, completely advised Us Weekly on Wednesday, September 6. “She positively brings lots of vitality, and I used to be cautiously optimistic.”

What Meredith doesn’t perceive, nonetheless, is Monica’s assertion that she spoke to a buddy within the Secret Service about Jen, 49.

“​​The very first thing that basically went via my head — and perhaps I’m lacking one thing right here — however the very first thing that occurred to me is that the Secret Service isn’t the FBI, and to one of the best of my data, it’s simply presidential safety,” Meredith advised Us. “And I’m unsure what Jen did that has something to do with presidential safety. So, the entire thing simply appeared odd and didn’t add as much as me, to be completely sincere.”

Throughout the September 5 season 4 premiere, Monica, 40, mentioned that she met Jen lengthy earlier than her 2021 arrest and as soon as “stepped in to assist” her after Jen fired one among her assistants. At that time, Jen allegedly provided Monica a means to assist her make more cash.

RHOSLC-s Meredith Marks Doesn-t Think Monica Garcia-s Secret Service Story Checks Out
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“I keep in mind being so weirded out,” Monica recalled. “It was very weird. And I’ve a buddy within the Secret Service. And I referred to as him, and he mentioned, ‘Get the f–ok away from Jen Shah, she’s going to jail.’ And she or he was arrested two months later. And that’s how I grew to become a witness with the federal authorities in her trial.”

After initially pleading not responsible to conspiracy to commit wire fraud and conspiracy to commit cash laundering, Jen modified her plea in July 2022. As a situation of her plea settlement, the U.S. Legal professional’s workplace dropped the cost of conspiracy to commit cash laundering. Jen was sentenced to 6 and a half years in jail in January and reported to FPC Bryan in Texas one month later. In March, her sentence was diminished by one 12 months.

Jen’s incarceration means she’s not on RHOSLC, however Meredith says her absence isn’t the one factor that makes season 4 completely different from its predecessors. “The dynamic shifted for positive. I imply, she’s a giant persona,” Meredith advised Us. “You’re going to see a change, nevertheless it wasn’t simply simply Jen being gone. It was Mary [Cosby] being again, Angie [Katsanevas] being full-time, Monica coming in. It’s lots of transferring components. So, I don’t know that I can pin down what I might attribute to Jen versus the rest.”

Meredith, for her half, is thrilled to have Mary, 50, again within the fold after her season 2 departure. “Mary brings such a humorous aspect,” she defined. “Mary makes me chuckle. I imply, ‘The salad’s spicy?’ Come on, I’m simply dying. Simply the best way she interprets and perceives every little thing is unimaginable. It’s fabulous.”

The Actual Housewives of Salt Lake Metropolis airs on Bravo Tuesdays at 9 p.m. ET.

With reporting by Christina Garibaldi