Because the Real Housewives of Salt Lake City forged member prepares for her fraud sentencing in January after pleading guilty in July, a 2018 textual content message has been leaked during which Jen is seen making an attempt to “coach” former assistant Stuart Smith, who finally pled guilty to the scheme final 12 months, via a deposition.
“Nonetheless suppose Coach Shah had no clue what Jen was as much as?” podcaster Zack Peter requested in a December 29 tweet. “The Gov launched textual content messages from Jen Shah to Stuart Smith earlier than he needed to testify…”
“I’m placing all of the questions/solutions in an excel doc and I’ll ship it to you and you’ll follow it as we speak,” one textual content learn.
“Sharrieff will assist us on any questions we’re not sure of how you can finest reply or phrase it. I’ve an inventory to ask him about,” learn one other.
In response to Zack, Jen was allegedly making an attempt to teach Stuart via a sequence of lies to the Federal Commerce Fee (FTC), which she hoped would get her off the hook for the fraud and cash laundering charges she was facing.
“That is the context: Jen Shah was attempting to cover her involvement within the scheme. She was teaching Stuart to LIE to the FTC. Coach Shah was performing as their authorized help, which suggests… He was conscious,” Zack claimed, later clarifying that he was not implying guilt, however relatively saying Sharrieff was “not naive.”
In an accompanying doc, it was famous that Jen “despatched Smith lists of questions and solutions he ought to ‘follow’ and instructed him to ‘put it aside in your laptop computer and delete the e-mail,’ and gave him particular directions on how you can falsely reply sure questions … These lies had been designed to cover the defendant’s function within the Enterprise Alternative Scheme.”
“The evening earlier than the defendant’s deposition, the defendant went to Smith’s resort to debate the deposition and ‘provide you with a solution collectively’ for sure of the questions the defendant anticipated Smith can be requested. The day of the deposition, the defendant waited throughout the road and texted with Smith all through the deposition,” the doc, filed on December 23, additionally said.
In an extra message, which included the identical doc, Zack additional defined the scenario involving the Shahs.
“For folks STILL confused concerning the Coach Shah texts [and] how they’re related, the Gov used them as supporting proof to show Jen Shah obtained Stu to LIE to the FTC of their investigation to hide their involvement within the scheme,” he said.
Though the textual content appeared to substantiate that Sharrieff was concerned in Jen’s obvious efforts to clear her title, by way of Stuart, it stays unclear whether or not or not he had any information of the telemarketing scheme itself.
The Actual Housewives of Salt Lake Metropolis season three airs Wednesdays at 8/7c on Bravo.