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Jen Shah's Assistant Stuart Smith Changes Plea To Guilty in Telemarketing Scheme

Jen Shah's Assistant Stuart Smith Changes Plea To Guilty in Telemarketing Scheme

Jen Shah‘s assistant, Stuart Smith, has plead guilty to being part of a telemarking scheme according to People.

The 43-year-old assistant to The Real Housewives of Salt Lake City changed his plea from not guilty in court this week in regards to his involvement.

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According to the site, Stuart had been arrested and charged in March 2021 with one count of conspiracy to commit wire fraud in connection with telemarketing — through which he allegedly victimized 10 or more persons over the age of 55 — one count of conspiracy to commit money laundering and one count of obstructing an official proceeding.

Jen, 48, was arrested and charged at around the same time, after she was apprehended while filming a reunion episode for The Real Housewives.

She has continued to maintain her innocence.

Stuart‘s sentencing for his involvement will take place in March 2022, and he is currently out on bail. The maximum combined sentence for the three charges is 70 years in prison.

“I knowingly and intentionally discussed and engaged with other individuals to develop a plan or operation to obtain money by false representation by offering and inducing individuals, many of whom were over 50 years of age or older, to provide money to entities that I and others were involved with,” Stuart shared in his statement in court.

He added, that he “became aware that these telemarketing companies were misleading customers of those entities by selling individuals, many of them who were older than 50 years of age, information that purported to be services to enhance their business opportunities.”

“The services sold were of no value and of no real benefit to the customer,” he said.

Several of Jen‘s RHOSLC co-stars have spoken out about her arrest. See what they said here…

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