Newly released court documents are shedding light on Jen Shah‘s ongoing legal troubles.
The Real Housewives of Salt Lake City star and her assistant Stuart Smith were arrested for conspiracy to commit wire fraud in connection with telemarketing and conspiracy to commit money laundering earlier this year.
According to new court filings obtained by People, Jen and Stuart have been classified as “Tier A” defendants in the case and were allegedly “senior participants” in the telemarketing scheme.
Click inside to read what the filings say…
The documents claim the pair were allegedly “responsible for orchestrating the broader scheme” and “supplying the leads that sustained” the operation.
“In particular, Jennifer Shah and Stuart Smith obtained leads directly from lead sources and provided them to, among others, coaching sales floors operated in Utah and Nevada by [other defendants],” the filings claim.
The reality star’s lawyer said in a statement, “After investigating for nearly ten years, and a 12-day trial in which Ms. Shah was never mentioned, the Government suddenly lobs this absurd claim. This is just their latest made-up allegation, and like all others, totally unsupported by evidence. The reality is — she is totally innocent.”
Jen was reportedly filming for the hit Bravo series at the time of her arrest.
Two days later, she pleaded not guilty to the charges and the judge ruled she must sign a $1 million personal recognizance bond secured by $250,000 in cash or property and have the signatures of two “financially responsible persons” for her continued release.
She then released a brief statement to her Instagram, thanking fans for being loyal and “not believing the hype.”