Jen Shah asks to drop case after ‘The Housewife & the Shah Shocker’

After Hulu, theirs dropped Housewife & Shah The Shocker documentary about Jen Shah |s legal issues, the reality star requests that her accusations also be dropped.

In court documents obtained by Us Weekly, Shah’s lawyers, 48, filed a letter requesting her case be dismissed on the grounds that the new doc. Real housewives in Salt Lake City the star’s right to a fair trial. According to the papers, Shah’s legal team argues that there will not be an “unmixed jury pool” now that the documentary is available for all to see ahead of her March 2022 trial.

“Ms. Shah respectfully requests that the court allow her to file a motion to dismiss the indictment,” reads the legal documents filed Tuesday, November 30th. “Given both the widespread view of Hulu nationwide and Ms. Shah’s public notoriety, a change of venue would not protect Ms. Shah’s rights, nor would alternative remedies such as a detailed voir dire or emphatic jury instructions.”

Shah made headlines in March when she and her assistant Stuart Smith was charged with conspiracy to commit telemarketing fraud and conspiracy to commit money laundering.

“Jennifer Shah, who portrays herself as a wealthy and successful businessman on ‘reality’ television, and Stuart Smith, who is portrayed as Shah’s ‘first assistant’, have reportedly generated and sold ‘lead lists’ of innocent people to others. members of their scheme. to repeated fraud, ”Manhattan U.S. Attorney Audrey strauss said in a press release following Shah’s arrest. “In fact, and as alleged, the so-called business opportunities were pushed on the victims by Shah, Smith and their accomplices merely fraudulent plans, motivated by greed, to steal the victims’ money.”

The ABC News documentary, which aired on Hulu on Monday, November 29, features interviews from two alleged victims, the agents who are part of the investigation and legal experts.

Homeland Security Investigations Acting specialist agent with responsibility Rick Patel addressed Shah’s alleged involvement in selling “lead lists”, saying: “The people behind this are professionals in what they do. It’s disgusting. And what we want to tell any victim is that it is not your fault, please come forward, because we need your help to ensure that this does not happen to more people. ”

In the November filing, Shah’s lawyer claimed that interviews with Homeland Security Investigations offered details of her case, which were not previously published in an attempt to “poison the jury pool.”

Although Shah and her team did not comment on the documentary, her aunt was Lehua Vincent showed support for his niece.

“This is the most difficult time for our entire family. The Jen Shah that I know is a woman who has come from a culture that is deeply rooted in honesty, loyalty and hard work,” Vincent said. “There’s just no way Jen has the ability to be hurtful or hurtful or disrespectful. You’re innocent until proven guilty … and I think she’s nothing but innocent.”

Ahead of the Hulu Doctor’s premiere, Smith, 43, changed his original statement of not guilty and instead pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit fraud, money laundering and obstruction of justice.

“He admitted to having concealed ownership and money, deceived elderly people and lied to the Federal Trade Commission in a clarification which constituted perjury,” the lawyer Ronald Richards, who is not involved in the case, but who appeared in Housewife & Shah The Shocker, told U.S on November 19th.

With reporting by Diana Cooper

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