RHOSLC: Jen Shah’s sentencing date pushed back to January
RHOSLC star Jen Shah’s request to have her sentence deferred is approved, meaning she’ll be spending the holidays with friends and loved ones.
Reality TV i The Real Housewives of Salt Lake City Star Jen Shah will not spend the Christmas season behind bars as her sentencing has been moved to January. In March 2021, Jen was arrested in front of Bravo cameras and accused of running a nationwide telemarketing scheme. Despite the allegations, the Bravolebrity maintained her innocence. However, he shocked his friends and fans when he pleaded guilty to the charges days before his trial scheduled for July. In Jen’s guilty plea, she pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy to commit wire fraud in connection with telemarketing.
Jen’s plea deal will require her to spend 11 to 14 years in prison and about $9.5 million in restitution. However, the judge in the case can order a higher or lower sentence. Since Jen’s plea deal, many have been waiting for her sentencing. It was originally scheduled for November 18, but was moved to December 15 after US Attorney Damian Williams requested a postponement due to a “conflict of schedules by several members of the Government team”. However, according to court documents obtained by page six, the date has been rescheduled after Jen’s lawyer Priya Chaudry filed a request. Judge Sidney H. Stein granted Jen’s request for a postponement, with her sentencing now scheduled for January 6, 2023 at 2:30 PM ET.
Jen Shah is unlikely to be on RHONJ Season 4
Amidst the postponement of Jen’s sentencing, it remains to be seen if her legal troubles will be part of RHONJSeason 4 Story of. This comes on the heels of Bravo boss Andy Cohen’s recent hint that Jen won’t be returning for another season of the show. While speaking at BravoCon 2022, Andy noted that Jen pleaded guilty after wrapping filming on Season 3. He added, “I think that was kind of the end, you know, of the engagement there, unfortunately.” However, Andy said he hopes to sit down and talk to Jen at some point on camera as he has a lot of questions for her.
Jen’s deferred sentencing means she still has time to spend with her friends and loved ones, especially with the holiday season here. However, some might feel that the reality TV star should not have requested the postponement as it will only delay the inevitable. For these people, it would be best for Jen to allow the sentence to continue as planned so she can move on to the next phase and figure out how to navigate her life behind bars. Still, others think it’s only right that Jen gets a reprieve to enjoy the holiday season with her loved ones.
Meanwhile, questions remain about how interesting The Real Housewives of Salt Lake City will be without Jen. It is likely that he will not be part of the fourth season of the show. She would certainly be greatly missed for what she brings to the show. However, Jen’s absence is also an opportunity for a new co-star or face to stake her claim and become the star of the show and endear herself to fans. In the meantime, fans will have to wait for the new season to begin to find out if Jen will be a part of it or how things will go without her.
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Source: Page Six