Jen Shah, the imprisoned alum of “The Real Housewives of Salt Lake City,” owes her former lawyer Priya Chaudhry over $124,000 in legal fees and other expenses, according to court documents. Chaudhry has requested to withdraw from the case, claiming that Shah’s six-figure debt breached their contract. Shah is currently serving a five-and-a-half-year sentence in Texas for her involvement in a nationwide telemarketing scheme that targeted the elderly.
Jen Shah’s lawyer claims the imprisoned “Real Housewives of Salt Lake City” star owes her over $124,000 in legal fees and expenses, and has requested to withdraw from the case due to the breach in their contract.
According to court documents obtained by Page Six, Jen Shah’s lawyer, Priya Chaudhry, has claimed that the ex-“The Real Housewives of Salt Lake City” cast member owes her more than $124,000 in legal fees. Chaudhry filed court papers stating that Shah did not pay $50,000 in legal fees and owes an additional $74,422.95 in other expenses. The filing came after Chaudhry asked to drop Shah as a client, stating that the reality star’s six-figure debt had breached their contract.
Shah has not addressed the claims, as she is currently serving a five-and-a-half-year sentence at FPC Bryan in Texas after pleading guilty to a wire fraud charge in July 2022. In March 2021, Shah was arrested for running a nationwide telemarketing scheme that primarily targeted the elderly. She also has to pay $6.5 million in restitution to her victims, which her representative told People she has initiated payments towards.
Despite her imprisonment, reports suggest that Shah has been busy participating in various activities behind bars. Her manager recently revealed that the ex-“Housewife” has been teaching her fellow inmates how to read and write, praying with other Muslims, and even creating a play called “The Real Housewives of Bryan.” Furthermore, Shah’s assistant informed fans that she has already lost 15 pounds and has glowing skin and hair.
A New York judge has yet to rule on Chaudhry’s request to withdraw from the case, and the lawyer has not provided any additional comments on the matter. More recently, federal authorities started to seize Shah’s jewelry as part of her forfeiture obligation.