The Real Housewives of Salt Lake City star Jen Shah pled not guilty to federal charges of conspiracy to commit wire fraud and money laundering in April 2021, and now that she's currently awaiting trial, she's doubling down on her desire to recruit Kim kardashian to her legal team.
Shah mentioned the idea before, but she clarified she's "serious" about the possibility during the RHOSLC After Show on Feb. 27.
"Listen, Kim Kardashian is not officially part of the Shah squad legal team yet," Jen said in a clip from the Bravo show. "People thought I was joking around when I was like, 'Do we need to add Kim Kardashian to our legal team?' I was dead a** 100 serious. Dead a**."
Shah admitted she has "mad respect" for Kardashian, who's not officially a lawyer yet. However, she did pass the California baby bar in Dec. 2021. She's particularly impressed with her criminal justice work, which was kicked into high gear after Kim personally asked then-President Donald Trump to commute Alice Johnson's lifetime prison sentence, and he obliged.
"She has been able to be an advocate and affect change for people that have been wrongly accused of crimes. They're innocent, and then she has been able to help be part of the movement to go fight for them at the White House or with the government to get them released."
Continuing to maintain her innocence, Shah said she feels like she's been "wrongly accused of something," sharing,
"I don't take this lightly. It's my life, and more importantly, it's my family's life. I care about them more than anything. I don't want my kids or my husband or my mom or my family affected by this, and so I have to fight."
Shah's trial is scheduled for next month. Since her arrest in March 2021, she pled not guilty to one count of conspiracy to commit wire fraud, one count of conspiracy to commit money laundering, and one count of obstructing an official proceeding.
Stuart Smith, Shah's assistant, was accused of defrauding victims. While he initially pled not guilty, he changed his plea to guilty during a hearing in Nov. 2021.
If convicted of all charges, Shah faces up to 70 years in prison.
The Real Housewives of Salt Lake City airs Sundays at 9 p.m. on Bravo.
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