Federal prosecutors recently called Jen a “sophisticated criminal” as they shot down her claims that the Feds coerced her into making incriminating statements following her March 30 arrest. And judging by new court documents, it’s now obvious why they labeled her as such.
According to TMZ, the U.S. Attorneys have lumped her into the “Tier A” category in the alleged telemarketing scheme, claiming she is one of six people in said category.
What’s more, prosecutors say that two of the six individuals have already been sentenced in the case. One person received 78 months in federal prison, and the other received 60 months.
Apparently, Jen, along with the others in this “Tier A” category, were “senior participants” in the scam as they allegedly continued to take part in illegal activities despite knowing that charges were imminent. According to the docs, these participants are “responsible for orchestrating the broader scheme.”
Furthermore, they claim Jen “obtained leads directly from lead sources and provided them to, among others, coaching sales floors operated in Utah and Nevada.” However, it doesn’t stop there as the reality star and her “first assistant,” Stuart Smith, reportedly owned their own sales floor in Manhattan, which prosecutors believe played a huge role in the scheme.
As fans well know, a large portion of the victims in this case are said to be vulnerable, elderly citizens, which is what makes Jen’s alleged crimes even more problematic.
However, Jen’s attorney, Priya Chaudhry, says she “is totally innocent,” and she is calling this latest claim a “made-up allegation.”
Speaking of problematic, according to a recent report, Bravo has created their own category, and Jen is said to be in it.
Jen is currently facing 50 years in prison, but in the meantime, her arrest is expected to play out on the second season of The Real Housewives of Salt Lake City, which will air on Bravo later this year.