RHOSLC star Mary Cosby charged with 'giving shelter to a runaway minor' after co-star Jen Shah arrested for ‘fraud'

RHOSLC star Mary Cosby charged with 'giving shelter to a runaway minor' after co-star Jen Shah arrested for ‘fraud'

REAL Housewives of Salt Lake City star Mary Cosby was charged with giving “shelter to a runaway minor” after an incident earlier this year.

The Bravo reality star pleaded not guilty to the two misdemeanor charges, and legal proceedings will continue in the coming weeks.


Mary’s legal issues come just shortly after her RHOSLC co-star Jen Shah was charged with conspiracy to commit wire fraud.

While Jen's charges occurred in March, Mary's was a month later.

Mary was charged on April 8 with unlawfully offering shelter to a runaway and "contributing to the delinquency of a minor," according to Us Weekly.

Filming for the new season of RHOSLC was underway at the time, though the network has not yet revealed whether or not Mary's legal troubles will be mentioned on the series.

Her arraignment took place on June 28, during which she pleaded not guilty.

A rep for Mary told E! News: “Mary is saddened that she was dragged into another family’s domestic situation, but is confident that this misunderstanding will be cleared up soon.”

The TV personality will return to court on August 12 for a pretrial conference.

JEN'S TROUBLES

Meanwhile, Jen has an October 18 trial date for her own troubles after the judge denied her request to dismiss the case.

The 47-year-old is being accused of "orchestrating" a $5million telemarketing scheme that targeted elderly people.

She was charged with one count of conspiracy to commit wire fraud in connection with telemarketing and one count of conspiracy to commit money laundering.

Court records showed that following a hearing Friday in U.S. District Court in New York, Judge Sidney Stein kept the fall trial date for her.

The hearing was to discuss Jen's request to dismiss the criminal indictment against her as well as motions by one of her co-defendants.

SHOCKING CLAIMS

Prosecutors released more details about the case, naming Jen as a "suspect with greater culpability" while ranking more than two dozen alleged fraudsters in the case from most to least responsible.

The TV star and five other suspects in her category – called "Tier A" -were named as "the more senior participants… responsible for orchestrating the broader scheme."

They allegedly "continued to participate" even when they were made aware that "criminal charges could be coming."

Jen allegedly acquired "leads directly from lead sources and provided them to coaching sales floors operated in Utah and Nevada."

The star and her assistant Stuart Smith – who was also placed in Tier A – purportedly owned and managed a sales floor in Manhattan.

Jen and Stuart, 43, are accused of running the scheme in New York, New Jersey, Arizona, Nevada, and Utah.

Jen's attorney Priya Chaudhry denied the claims, telling TMZ: "The reality is – she is totally innocent.

"This is just their latest made-up allegation, and like all others, totally unsupported by evidence."


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