If you thought Jen Shah was grasping for straws during the Real Housewives of Salt Lake City reunion after her bad behavior was exposed during the first season, she’s on a whole new level since her recent indictment. Jen is being charged for federal fraud and money laundering in connection with a long-running telemarketing scheme alongside her assistant Stuart Smith. Jen has insisted she’s innocent both in and out of the courtroom and is acting pretty tone-deaf about the situation. She’s posting #FreeJen on her Instagram story, continuing with her glam appointments and bashing her fellow castmates any way she can.
Some audio recently leaked of Jen referring to herself as the only minority in the cast, claiming that Mary Cosby “doesn’t count” because she “thinks she’s white.” Now, even more audio shows Jen accusing all of her RHOSLC co-stars of racism.
Real Housewives of Salt Lake City star Jen Shah was indicted on fraud and money laundering charges for her alleged involvement in a long-running telemarketing scheme. The story just keeps getting crazier. Jen spent the weekend posting on her Instagram like nothing is wrong. Jen took a page from Erika Jayne’s book. She even got her hair done prior to a court hearing. She pleaded not guilty. Well, innocent people don’t typically run when they get a tip that they’re going to be arrested. But, that’s for the jury to decide.
And despite the charges, Jen has continued to go on a rampage against her fellow castmates. And if you thought fat-shaming Heather Gay and screaming at everyone in her vicinity was a lot, she’s really not holding back now. To be fair, she has nothing to lose, and probably needs the publicity from the show to fund her hearty lawyer fees. And her knee-high leopard boots for the courtroom.
The first season of Real Housewives of Salt Lake City gave us beautiful scenery and a lot of people’s first look into the Mormon community. We had an eclectic group of women experiencing marital issues, the heartbreak of drug addiction, and, well, marrying your step-grandfather. We were also introduced to Jen Shah. Jen was loud, polarizing, and now currently under indictment for wire fraud and money laundering.
Last week, Jen found herself in handcuffs with her assistant Stuart Smith. After years of allegedly scamming people in a telemarketing scheme, the Feds finally caught up to Jen and Stu. Instead of going on a cast trip to Vail, she took a field trip to the courthouse. No word on whether or not Jen used her one phone call to check and see if your Nana wanted to renew her car’s extended warranty. As Jen awaits her fate, she has taken to social media to proclaim her innocence. Apparently, Jen’s attorney has not advised her to stay off of Instagram – but he should.
The Real Housewives franchise has its fair share of cast financial scandals. And as each scandal breaks, fans question how the network vets their cast members. Lisa Vanderpump and Ken Todd supposedly violated California labor laws. Former business partners sued Dorit Kemsley & PK Kemsley for monies owed.
Teresa Giudice spent 11 months in jail for bankruptcy fraud. Her ex-husband Joe Giudice was away for 41 months. Phaedra Parks’ ex-husband Apollo Nida who served 96 months. Recently, Real Housewives of Salt Lake City star Jen Shah was charged with alleged conspiracy to commit wire fraud and money laundering. She’s facing one of the heaviest legal battles in Real Housewives history. A battle that, if lost, will come with a lengthy prison sentence. If found guilty, Jen could face a maximum sentence of 30 years.
Here we go, everybody! Real Housewives of Salt Lake City star Jen Shah had her virtual moment in court. Jen was indicted on Tuesday on federal charges of conspiracy to commit wire fraud and money laundering in an alleged long-running telemarketing scam. Stuart Smith, necklace lover and Jen’s loyal assistant
in crime, was also cuffed for his part in the scheme. Bravo cameras were rolling when federal agents made the move to place Jen in custody, so there is little doubt this will play out on RHOSLC’s second season.
Jen was scheduled virtually appear before Judge Sidney Stein for an arraignment on March 31, but an overloaded call (translation: Bravo fans) bumped the meeting to today. This morning Jen showed up to face the music in full Gucci. When asked how she pleads to her suspected crimes, Jen was all, “Guilty? I don’t know her…”
Real Housewives of Salt Lake City is filming their second season and I’ll go ahead and say it will be amazing. We’ll have crime. We’ll have scandal. We’ll have Mary Cosby quietly chuckling to herself beneath the depths of
fake Yves Saint Laurent voile blouses in her closet. Going into the first season, Jen Shah seemed to get the most attention. She was kind of… insane at times. It was almost as if Jen took a crash course in how to bring the most drama and passed with a 4.0 GPA.
But Jen went the extra mile. Not only did she get her fair share of media attention, she managed to score a quintessential accessory only a few Housewives have – a mug shot. On the bright side, Jen was in full glam when she was arrested, so it will be more like a smug shot. Per the usual Housewife rhetoric, Jen isn’t exactly humble about her affluent lifestyle. Her RHOSLC audition video has resurfaced and now we get our first taste of how Jen spent other people’s money. Allegedly.
Jen Shah has been a total anomaly since her first scene on the Real Housewives of Salt Lake City. Her husband, Coach Shah, was MIA all the time, and she seemed to fill the void with several assistants called the “Shah Squad.” She bragged about her fancy house, wore full glam every day and was never filmed working and making money, just spending it. Jen’s first season was filled with blowups. She accused Mary Cosby of “effing her grandpa” because she told Jen she smelled like hospital. She blew up on anyone and everyone.
And on Tuesday, the story took an even crazier turn when Jen and her assistant Stuart Smith were accused of being involved in a long-running telemarketing scheme. The two are facing federal charges for conspiracy to commit wire fraud and money laundering after conning “hundreds” of victims in a decade-long scam, according to the NYPD. Hey, at least now we have a concrete answer as to how she got so rich.