An interview from “Real Housewives of Salt Lake City” star Jen Shah’s early years show her bragging about her hundreds of thousands forward of fraud arrest.
Here’s what it’s essential know:
Jen Shah Bragged About How Her Job Made Her Rich: ‘Hey, You’ve Gotta Do What You’ve Gotta Do for Money’
Bravo shared an old interview of Shah within the first episode of RHOSLC the place she brags about how a lot cash she’s made at her job.
“What I’ve finished for the final 20 years is direct response advertising. I make hundreds of thousands,” Shah says within the interview which Bravo indicated was filmed on December 9, 2019. “Hey, you have gotta do what you have gotta do for cash. I’m just like the Wizard of Oz.”
The interview was shared through the season premiere of RHOSLC, which can characteristic Shah shortly earlier than she plead responsible to conspiracy to commit wire fraud on July 11.
In the teaser clip for the upcoming season Shah is seen describing how the arrest and prices have affected her life since.
“I wish to f****** kill myself and simply not be right here,” she says. In a separate clip, she says, “Everything’s been taken away from me. Everything!”
Shah’s arrest was featured in season 2 of RHOSLC in a now notorious bus journey that went awry.
Initially, Shah had pleaded not responsible to the costs however after all the others arrested alongside her modified their pleas to responsible, she did too.
“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 bought ‘lead lists’ of harmless people for different members of their scheme to repeatedly rip-off,” Manhattan U.S. Attorney Audrey Strauss acknowledged ina press launch. “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.”
As a part of the plea “She agreed to forfeit $6.5 million and to pay restitution as much as $9.5 million and faces a sentence of as much as 14 years in jail,” NBC News reported on the time.
“From 2012 to March 2021, within the Southern District of New York and elsewhere, I agreed with others to commit wire fraud,” Shah mentioned in court docket in accordance with Time Magazine. “I did this by knowingly offering buyer names to individuals who have been advertising enterprise companies that had little or no worth… I knew this was flawed. I do know many individuals have been harmed and I’m so sorry.”
Shah’s Instagram bio nonetheless reads, “Direct Response Marketing” and “Entrepreneu.” Her sentencing is ready for November 28.
Heather Gay Still Supports Her Co-Star: ‘I Will Never Shut the Door on Jen Shah’
While speaking with Today in a September 29, 2022, interview, Shah’s fried and co-star Heather Gay talked about her timeless assist of Shah following her arrest.
“That’s what a great pal does. Even if each cell in my physique was like, ‘one thing’s not proper.’ That’s not what you do when your pal is in hassle,” she informed the outlet.
She additionally mentioned that assist will not cease, it doesn’t matter what occurs along with her.
“I wasn’t supporting Jen and her innocence as a lot as I used to be simply supporting Jen in her journey,” Gay informed the outlet. “If I’m going to be Jen’s pal when she’s up and Queen and MVP, I’m going to be her pal when she’s down, pleading responsible and dealing with sentencing. I’ll by no means shut the door on Jen Shah.”