Actual Housewives of Salt Lake Metropolis star Jen Shah was arrested by the feds Tuesday morning for her alleged half in a telemarketing rip-off.
Each Shah and her assistant, Stuart Smith, face fees of conspiracy to commit wire fraud and conspiracy to commit cash laundering.
They’re each going through 30 years in jail.
“Shah and Smith flaunted their lavish life-style to the general public as an emblem of their’ success,'” stated Homeland Safety Investigations Particular Agent-in-Cost Peter Fitzhugh in a launch. “In actuality, they allegedly constructed their opulent life-style on the expense of weak, typically aged, working-class individuals.”
The indictment out of the Southern District of New York accuses Shah of executing a telemarketing scheme that operated in six states — New York, New Jersey, Arizona, Nevada and Utah.
Manhattan U.S. Legal professional Audrey Strauss stated: “Jennifer Shah, who portrays herself as a rich and profitable businessperson on ‘actuality’ tv, and Stuart Smith, who’s portrayed as Shah’s ‘first assistant,’ allegedly generated and offered ‘lead lists’ of harmless people for different members of their scheme to repeatedly rip-off. In precise actuality and as alleged, the so-called enterprise alternatives pushed on the victims by Shah, Smith, and their co-conspirators have been simply fraudulent schemes, motivated by greed, to steal victims’ cash. Now, these defendants face time in jail for his or her alleged crimes.”