If there’s anyone in the Real Housewives world who knows more about how to deal with legal troubles which can surface from being on the show, it’s Teresa Giudice. The Real Housewives of New Jersey star had to pay the ultimate price by serving time behind bars and being away from her family.
It is not uncommon for housewives to see their new found fame also give sometimes get them on the wrong side of the law. Undoubtedly, becoming a public figure makes more people pay attention to you in everything from your personal life to your career. One housewife who is now facing serious legal woes is Jen Shah from the Real Housewives of Salt Lake City. And according to Teresa’s attorney, she needs to find “humility”.
James J. Leonard Jr. of Leonard Law Group LLC spoke with Fox News to shed some light on Jen’s case, and gave her tips on how to navigate the undoubtedly complex and emotionally taxing process. Jen is facing decades in prison for selling information of vulnerable people to telemarketing companies who would then prey on them. The charges include multiple counts of conspiracy to commit wire fraud and conspiracy to commit money laundering
When facing such such an uphill (legal) battle, James had some wise worse for Jen . He stated that he “would hope and pray” for Jen, specifically that she finds humility. He further explained his thinking, “how does one practice humility? It’s difficult to articulate, but it needs to come from a genuine and sincere place,” he said.
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James continued, “It’s one that the government and the judge – not the court of public opinion – can accept. You cannot approach this from an emotional standpoint. Wise choices need to be made here based on logic. This is a very difficult and potentially life-altering situation not just for her, but her for family. You need to evaluate the strengths of the government’s case and all the evidence.”
Jen is not the first, and she most probably wont be the last housewife to find herself in hot water with the authorities. But James wants to make sure that any housewife, or reality tv star in general knows what they are getting themselves into – “People who find themselves in the public eye need to understand that their lives will be scrutinized,” he said. “You need to make sure your affairs are in order. Because if they’re not, the spotlight tends to find its way to you. And these shows will have the spotlight on you. If you’re going to be in a show like this, get your affairs in order before shining that light onto yourself. Once it’s the light is on, it’s extremely bright. … And it’s not always flattering.”
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I feel like a lot of housewives could’ve benefitted from James’ advice before putting themselves out into the public arena. It remains to be seen how Jen feels, and whether she regrets coming onto the show and jeopardizing her life and livelihood. Her court case is scheduled to begin in March 2022, we will have to wait until then to see if “humble” Jen turns up in the court room.
TELL US – DO YOU THINK JEN WILL BE HUMBLE AT HER TRIAL? DO YOU THINK THE AUTHORITIES WOULD HAVE ARRESTED JEN IF SHE WAS NOT ON TV?
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