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Prosecutors Believe Jen Shah is a ‘Sophisticated Criminal,’ Deny RHOSLC Star’s Coercion Claims and Request Fraud Case Against Her Move Forward

by Lindsay Cronin
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Prosecutors Deny Jen Shah's Coercion Claims, Believe RHOSLC Star is a Sophisticated Criminal, and Request Fraud Case Against Her Move Forward

Prosecutors are fighting back against Jen Shah‘s claims that they coerced her into making certain statements after her March 30 arrest.

Following Jen’s recent request that the criminal charges against her be dismissed, the prosecutors accusing the Real Housewives of Salt Lake City star of fraud and money laundering have filed a motion of their own, shooting down her allegations of trickery and requesting their case against her move forward.

According to court documents obtained by Radar Online on July 8, the prosecutors working against Jen believe she’s a sophisticated criminal who played a major role in a yearslong telemarketing scheme and targeted many elderly victims.

They also insist they’ve handed over a substantial amount of evidence against the RHOSLC cast member and deny Jen’s claims regarding their supposedly vague indictment. According to them, Jen is “wrong” when she said she “did not voluntarily waive her Miranda rights” and noted that they have video footage of her signing the form.

They then pointed out that Jen’s claims of having blurry contacts were irrelevant.

“The defendant’s blurry contact lens was at most an irritant, but to the extent, it was causing her any physical pain or discomfort, the agents helped her fix it before questioning her,” they wrote in their motion.

In Jen’s motion, her lawyer said prosecutors presented a “bare-bones wire fraud and conspiracy theory that does not adequately allege either the required elements of intent to defraud.”

Jen and her personal assistant, Stuart Smith, are each facing one count of conspiracy to commit wire fraud and one count of conspiracy to commit money laundering.

If found guilty, Jen faces 50 years behind bars.

The Real Housewives of Salt Lake City season two is expected to air on Bravo sometime later this year.


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