Judge Denies Jen Shah’s Request to Dismiss Fraud Case Over Documentary

UPDATE: A federal judge denied Jen Shah |a request to drop the criminal charges against her after her attorney alleged that an ABC News documentary, which was recently published on Hulu, violated her right to a fair trial.

In an order filed in the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York and obtained by E! News of Saturday December 11, United States District Judge Sidney H. Stein wrote: “Filing an indictment is an extreme sanction that should only be used in rare cases.”

Stein added: “No evidence has been provided to suggest that Shah’s right to a fair trial has been compromised or prejudiced in any way.”

AND! The news reached the The real housewives of Salt Lake City the star’s attorney for comment.

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As the trial for her alleged involvement in a telemarketing scheme approaches, Jen Shah demands that the criminal charges against her be dropped.

In court documents filed in the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York on November 30 and obtained by E! News of December 1, lawyers for the The real housewives of Salt Lake City The star asked a judge to dismiss her case, arguing that an ABC News documentary recently released on Hulu violated Shah’s right to a fair trial.

titled The Housewife and the Shocker Shah, the documentary centers on the federal investigation of Shah, 47, and his assistant Stuart Smith, who have also been accused of defrauding hundreds of victims in a nationwide telemarketing scam.

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