When The Feds Raided The Home Of Jen Shah Of “Real Housewives Of Salt Lake City,” They Reportedly Found Lots Of Counterfeit Designer Items
The woman known as Jennifer Shah is truly going to go down in the Real Housewives history books for being the absolute messiest and most perfect casting choice for the series ever. Not only has Jen been charged and pleaded guilty to federal charges for scamming people, many of which were elderly, through her marketing company. Last season, Jen was nearly arrested on camera, and the feds raided her house for evidence. Turns out that the feds also found a bunch of fake designer shit. BREAKING: a Real Housewife was caught faking the lavish lifestyle she can’t afford!
49-year-old Jen is scheduled to be sentenced on January 6, 2023. She was first charged with conspiracy to commit wire fraud in connection with telemarketing and conspiracy to commit money laundering, but the money laundering charge was dropped, and she pled guilty to wire fraud. Jen was facing 30 years behind bars, but after taking a plea, prosecutors are recommending 11 to 14 years in prison. She also has to pay back $9.5 million in restitution to her victims, $6.5 million of which is to be paid immediately. Good luck with that one! But maybe she can return her designer bags and stuff? Although, I’m guessing it’s pretty hard to return your fake Gucci purse to DHGate.
TMZ reports that new legal documents have exposed Jen’s designer fakery:
Jen Shah seems to have a thing for counterfeits … because the feds say they seized a ton of fake designer bags and jewelry when they raided her Utah home.
According to new legal docs, obtained by TMZ, the Real Housewives of Salt Lake City star was sitting on a treasure trove of knockoffs… including more than 30 counterfeit luxury bags and around 40 pieces of counterfeit luxury bling.
Jen’s counterfeit collection included knockoff bags from designers like Chanel, Balenciaga, Hermes, Louis Vuitton, Valentino, Gucci, Jimmy Choo and Fendi… mostly made in China.
Jen’s fake jewelry included pieces claiming to be designed by Bulgari, Chanel, Cartier, Louis Vuitton, Dior, Gucci, Hermes and Tiffany & Co.
The feds seized all of Jen’s knockoffs when they raided her home back in March 2021 as part of an investigation into her fraud case.
The list does also include legitimate designer purses and jewelry such as bling from castmate Meredith Marks‘ company — that will hopefully put a dent in what she owes.
Jen’s co-star and one-time friend, Angie Katsanevas, took the opportunity to troll Jen:
Oh she’s definitely bringing up the TMZ article #RHOSLC pic.twitter.com/hG89yk74vl
— Queens of Bravo (@queensofbravo) December 16, 2022
Hopefully, Jen sold a lot of that “Not Guilty” merch she was peddling before she pled guilty. If not, she may need to beg Bravo King, Andy Cohen, for an extra, extra, extra, extra, extra early advance. There’s no way he wouldn’t help her out because when she eventually gets out of jail, the messy Jen Shah will reinvigorate whatever Real Housewives franchise is still around.
UPDATE: In other Not-So-Shahmazing news for Jen Shah, she let everyone know on her Instagram that she won’t be at the season 3 reunion for RHoSLC: