RHOSLC star Mary Cosby charged with ‘contributing to the delinquency of a minor’

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Mary Cosby The Real Housewives of Salt Lake City - Season 1
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Jen Shah is no longer the only cast member of The Real Housewives of Salt Lake City in legal trouble. Mary Cosby is facing charges of “providing shelter to a runaway,” and “contributing to the delinquency of a minor,” court records reveal.

In court documents, which were filed in Salt Lake City Justice Court, it was stated that the incident took place on April 8. Mary allegedly pleaded not guilty to both counts on June 28, 2021.

The filings further said that a remote pretrial conference is scheduled for August 12, 2021. The filings also stated that the TV star might also get fined for $1,380.

In response to the legal drama, 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.”

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THE REAL HOUSEWIVES OF SALT LAKE CITY — Episode 101 — Pictured: (l-r) Jen Shah, Mary Cosby — (Photo by: Fred Hayes/Bravo)

It’s unclear if Real Housewives of Salt Lake City’s cameras captured the situation for its upcoming second season.

Earlier this year, her RHOSCL cast member, Jennifer Shah, was arrested with charges of wire-fraud conspiracy and money-laundering conspiracy for her alleged role in a purported “telemarketing scheme.” According to federal prosecutors in Manhattan, Shah’s assistant, Stuart Smith, was also arrested.

Mary Cosby The Real Housewives of Salt Lake City - Season 1
THE REAL HOUSEWIVES OF SALT LAKE CITY — Season:1 — Pictured: Mary Cosby — (Photo by: Chad Kirkland/Bravo)

Prosecutors claimed that between 2012 and March 2021, the two “carried out a wide-ranging telemarketing scheme that defrauded hundreds of victims” across the U.S. and many of the victims “were over age 55.”

“Jennifer Shah, who portrays herself as a wealthy and successful businessperson on ‘reality’ television, and Stuart Smith, who is portrayed as Shah’s ‘first assistant,’ allegedly generated and sold ‘lead lists’ of innocent individuals for other members of their scheme to repeatedly scam,” Manhattan U.S. Attorney Audrey Strauss previously remarked in a statement on Shah’s arrest.

Mary Cosby The Real Housewives of Salt Lake City - Season 1
THE REAL HOUSEWIVES OF SALT LAKE CITY — Pictured: (l-r) Mary Cosby, Lisa Barlow, Whitney Rose — (Photo by: Fred Hayes/Bravo)

The statement continued, “In actual reality and as alleged, the so-called business opportunities pushed on the victims by Shah, Smith, and their co-conspirators were just fraudulent schemes, motivated by greed, to steal victims’ money. Now, these defendants face time in prison for their alleged crimes.”


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