A judge has rejected Jen Shah’s request to have her fraud case dismissed.
“Dismissal of an indictment is an extreme sanction that is to be utilized only in the rare case,” wrote Judge Sidney H. Stein in the order per People.
She filed for dismissal after Hulu premiered a documentary about her legal trouble that included interviews with FBI agents.
JEN SHAH’S AUDITION TAPE
Jen asked a judge to dismiss the fraud case, claiming the agents provided details that weren’t available to the public and offered their own opinions.
“Their behavior has destroyed any chance that Ms. Shah will have a fair trial with an impartial jury,” her attorney wrote in a letter to the judge.
“Given both the extensive viewership of Hulu nationwide and Ms. Shah’s public notoriety, a change in venue would not protect Ms. Shah’s rights, nor would alternative remedies such as a detailed voir dire or emphatic jury instructions,” the court documents continued, before requesting the indictment be dismissed.