Shah will be back at court on November 28 for the sentencing.

Stuart Smith, Shah’s assistant, was arrested on similar charges—conspiracy to commit wire fraud and money laundering, as well as obstructing an official proceeding—last year. He initially pleaded not guilty but reversed his plea during a hearing in Nov. 2021. He was arrested at RHOSLCShah shared his thoughts with host on the season 2 reunion Andy Cohen that she hadn’t spoken to Smith since they were both arrested. 

She was asked her reaction to Smith’s plea agreement change.

“We didn’t work together in the businesses that were being discussed,” Shah added of her relationship with Smith. Because Stuart was working on his own projects, he wasn’t always around me. That is why I had many other assistants.