“Real Housewives of Salt Lake City” star Jen Shah has asked a judge to dismiss her telemarketing fraud case, NBC News reports.
Why was Shah arrested?
In March 2021, Shah and Stuart Smith, of Lehi, were arrested “on charges of conspiracy to commit telemarketing-related wire fraud and conspiracy to commit money laundering,” according to Deseret News. .
What did Jen Shah ask the judge?
Shah’s legal team argued in court documents that the charges and indictment against her are “not at all clear,” NBC News reports.
Shah’s camp maintains that prosecutors used “vague language and sleight of hand” in their indictment.
- “This information cannot be adequately investigated over the course of a lifetime and requires, as we argue below, that the government clarify the charges in a way that this relatively straightforward indictment does not. Shah’s lawyers wrote, according to NBC News.
- “Nowhere does the indictment allege, as required, sufficient facts to establish that Ms. Shah joined in this alleged conspiracy willfully and with the specific intention of defrauding telemarketing buyers,” they said. writes, according to NBC News. “Thus, this indictment should be dismissed because the facts it alleges, even if considered to be true, are insufficient to substantiate the crimes charged.”
According to USA Today, Shah’s team argued that authorities also forced her to give up her rights to Miranda upon her arrest.
- According to Findlaw.com, “To expressly waive Miranda’s rights, the suspect will state (or sign something indicating) that he is waiving the right to remain silent or the right to have a lawyer present.”
But his lawyers said Shah “did not do it on purpose, but rather as a direct result of the deception and cunning of law enforcement agencies calculated to overcome his will.”
What’s next for Jen Shah?
It is not known what will happen next in the case. The New York City Police Department and the Southern District of New York City attorney’s office did not respond to comments on the matter, according to USA Today. So we don’t know what the judge will do.