Jen Shah Was Arrested During RHOSLC Filming
The controversial real housewife faces up to 30 years behind bars.
March 31, 2021 12:03pm
You’re going to want to sit down for this….
According to People, “Jen Shah was arrested on Tuesday alongside her assistant Stuart Smith for allegedly targeting individuals in a nationwide scheme.” RHOSLC fans know Stewart as ‘Jen’s first assistant.’
ALLEGEDLY: She got a call & told producers that she needed to leave because her husband was hospitalized. She left. The cast was getting ready to leave & the FBI showed up 5 mins later looking for her. They filmed the cops talking with the other Housewives. #RHOSLC #JenShah pic.twitter.com/u62fcqu2hH
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“Shah’s fellow cast members — including Heather Gay, Lisa Barlow and Meredith Marks — ‘were completely shocked when Jen was taken away,’ the source adds. “The women were all about the take a trip to Colorado in the coming days. The women aren’t sure if they are still going yet.”
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Manhattan U.S. Attorney Audrey Strauss detailed the accusations against Shah and Smith in a press release on Tuesday, claiming that the duo “allegedly generated and sold ‘lead lists’ of innocent individuals for other members of their scheme to repeatedly scam.”
“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,” the Attorney continued.
BREAKING NEWS: “Real Housewives of SLC” star Jen Shah and assistant indicted by a federal grand jury on fraud charges.
— Ben Winslow (@BenWinslow) March 30, 2021
According to US Weekly, “Shah and her assistant were booked on charges of conspiracy to commit wire fraud in connection with telemarketing and conspiracy to commit money laundering. They each face a maximum sentence of 30 years for the wire fraud charges and an additional 20 years for the money laundering charges.”