letting it stick in our records. Andy Cohen changed his tune after the Real Housewives of Salt Lake City star, Jen Shah, pleaded guilty.
“Her behavior has been upsetting to me. According to a clip from the 13th episode of Audio Andy, Andy Cohen, 54, said, “I am also upset because, honestly, you come to understand someone and you start to genuinely like them.” His intention, he said, was to “cheer” on the mother of two.
‘Watch What Happens Live’ presenter Andy Cohen added that the reality star “lied to me for so many years and claimed that she had been an example of someone who was wrongly accused, and I am particularly unhappy for her victims.
Andy Cohen Feels Sad For Those She Has Hurt
Andy Cohen’s remarks come a day after Shah, a Top Chef alum, said he “did not know how to feel” after pleading guilty to a single charge of conspiracy to conduct wire fraud in connection with telemarketing. The Missourian said on the July 11 episode of his XM show that Shah’s “out-of-the-blue” gift to his daughter Lucy was simply a plea bargaining tactic.
When Shah appeared in a New York court on Monday following her arrest in March 2021, she changed her plea from not guilty to guilty. In exchange for her guilty plea on the wire fraud charge, the U.S. Attorney’s Office agreed to drop the conspiracy to execute a money laundering accusation. According to a press release from the U.S. Attorney’s Office from the time of their arrest in March 2021, Shah and her assistant, Stuart Smith, were arrested for their involvement in a telemarketing operation that had been defrauding hundreds of people since at least 2012. They were all hit with money laundering conspiracy and wire fraud conspiracy charges.
Before amending her plea on Monday, Shah had previously pleaded not guilty to both allegations. She was charged with conspiracy to commit wire fraud, to which she pleaded guilty.
The money laundering allegations were withdrawn as part of her guilty plea. In exchange for a chance to recover up to $9.5 million, Shah agreed to lose $6.5 million. She may spend up to 14 years behind bars.