February 6, 2023
Jen Shah

Jen Shah asks judge to dismiss her fraud case, claims Hulu documentary will ‘poison the jury’

Jen Shah is hoping her authorized troubles will quickly come to an finish.

In new courtroom paperwork obtained by PEOPLE, the Real Housewives of Salt Lake City star and her attorneys requested {that a} judge dismiss fees towards the 48-year-old actuality star, claiming the new Hulu documentary about her ongoing authorized issues is “reprehensible” and will “severely jeopardize” her proper to a good trial.

In March, Shah and her assistant Stuart Smith were arrested and charged with one rely of conspiracy to commit wire fraud in reference to telemarketing — by way of which they allegedly victimized 10 or extra individuals over the age of 55 — and one rely of conspiracy to commit cash laundering. 

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Jen Shah asks judge to dismiss her fraud case, claims Hulu documentary will ‘poison the jury’ | Credit score: Jen Shah/Instagram

The pair pleaded not guilty throughout an arraignment in April, however late November, Smith, 43, changed his plea to guilty and awaits a sentencing listening to on March third. He faces a most of 70 years in jail, the presiding judge stated throughout the plea listening to. In the meantime, Shah has maintained her innocence.

In Hulu’s new documentary, The Housewife & the Shah Shocker, varied authorized specialists, proclaimed Bravo superfans, household and mates of Shah and purported telemarketing rip-off victims converse out about the case. 

Jen Shah | Credit score: Chad Kirkland/Bravo/ Getty

In her Nov. 30 submitting, Shah’s legal professional argued that the documentary’s interviews with two brokers of Homeland Safety Investigations offered details about her case that was not publicly out there, additionally together with their opinions on the “lavish lifestyle” of “fraudsters” in an try to “poison the jury pool.”

“Their behavior has destroyed any chance that Ms. Shah will have a fair trial with an impartial jury,” her legal professional wrote of the movie in a letter to the judge.

“Given both the extensive viewership of Hulu nationwide and Ms. Shah’s public notoriety, a change in venue would not protect Ms. Shah’s rights, nor would alternative remedies such as a detailed voir dire or emphatic jury instructions,” the courtroom paperwork continued, earlier than requesting the indictment be dismissed.

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Attorneys for Shah didn’t instantly reply to PEOPLE’s request for remark Thursday.

Throughout a recent episode of RHOSLC, Shah opened up about her authorized troubles, telling one among her attorneys, Clayton Simms, that the ordeal was “surreal.”

“What I have been accused of is absolutely the complete opposite of anything I would do in my life. If I have any fault, it’s because I’m too giving and I help too many people,” she added in a confessional.

The Housewife & the Shah Shocker hit Hulu on Monday.