Jen Shah Blindsided, Humiliated Castmates With Last-Minute Plea Change

This week, The Real Housewives of Salt Lake City the world was in shock.

After years of very public bans (and yelling, lots of yelling). Jen Shah pleaded guilty at the last minute.

This was a huge twist, and fans aren’t the only ones surprised.

Heather Gay and Meredith Marks were completely blindsided by Jen’s new appeal.

Jen Shah in the season premiere
Jen Shah is pictured here at the Season 2 premiere of The Real Housewives of Salt Lake City.

Internal source spoke Page six about how Jen Shah’s co-stars — especially these two — reacted.

Apparently, both Heather and Meredith found out about Jen’s new plea just a heartbeat before it went public.

According to the insider, Jen called Heather right before she went to the courtroom on Monday.

Jen told Heather that she would plead guilty.

He also asked Heather to call Meredith and bring her along.

Another source confirmed that both women received a heads up notice.

Also, both Heather and Meredith had already been to New York.

Their reason was simple: to be there for Jen.

Jen “wanted people around her” for emotional support, the insider explained.

Meredith Marks on WWHL (01/02) Jan 30, 2022 Meredith Marks on WWHL (01/02) Jan 30, 2022

Meredith doesn’t mince words as she pushes Jen’s defense… the night before the plea change.

“In the United States, a person has the right to a trial and is presumed innocent until proven guilty,” he wrote.

That is certainly true…legally. That doesn’t mean people can’t draw their own conclusions.

Apparently, Jen’s change in the petition left Meredith with egg on her face.

He went to hit on Jen – after all – and then Jen made him look stupid.

But you know what? Better to seem too stupidly compassionate than too heartless, you know?

According to reports, both Whitney Rose and Lisa Barlow were “shocked” by Jen’s plea.

“Everyone was surprised,” the source noted.

The insider mentioned that Jen had “constantly” told her co-stars that she was “innocent and that she was going to fight.”

According to an insider, Jen insisted to friends that “the reason people gravitate to [guilty] it’s because they’re afraid.”

“And they can’t afford it,” he apparently told them, “but he can.”

The source continued: “And he was going to fight for his innocence.”

Jen has pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy in connection with telemarketing.

The US attorney agreed to drop a second charge, which is conspiracy to commit money laundering.

Jen’s change of plea is said to stem from a desire to “pay her debt to society and put this ordeal behind her and her family.”

Jen was so convinced of her innocence. What changed his composition?

Apparently, seeing the mountain of evidence and the prosecution’s witness list sent him into a panic.

“He knew he had to plead guilty,” the insider explained.

The source reasoned that Jen knew this “because she would be guilty anyway.”

“And,” the insider continued, Jen “didn’t want to drag her mom, husband, kids, everybody into that,”

It sounds almost uncharacteristically nice of him.

Jeni faces up to 30 years in prison, followed by five years of supervised release.

However, the plea deal calls for only 11 to 14 years in prison and up to $9.5 million in restitution.

It’s still a very long time. It’s also a lot of money. Jen’s sentencing hearing will be held in November.

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