REAL Housewives of Salt Lake City’s Jen Shah is the CEO of three marketing companies – but is now facing major legal trouble.
Shah has been charged with conspiracy to commit wire fraud in a “telemarketing scheme” and is facing 30 years in prison, it was revealed on March 30, 2021.
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Who is Jen Shah and what is her net worth?
Jen Shah, 47, is a reality TV star in Bravo’s new Real Housewives of Salt Lake City.
She is of Tongan and Hawaiian descent and grew up in Salt Lake City.
Jen Shah grew up in Salt Lake City and was a MormonCredit: Getty Images – Getty
Shah grew up Mormon but converted to Islam when she learned about the historical mistreatment of black people in her previous religion.
She is the owner of three companies: JAX Fashion, Shah Beauty, and The Real Shah Lashes.
Shah is reportedly worth about $3million, but her finances will likely take a major hit with her arrest.
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What is Shah accused of?
Shah and her assistant Stuart Smith were arrested in Salt Lake City on March 30.
They are accused of cheating hundreds of people nationwide over a 10-year period in a telemarketing scheme.
Authorities say Shah and Smith sold the victims so-called business services such as tax preparation or website designs that they touted as a way to make the people’s companies more efficient and profitable.
Jennifer Shah leaves federal court in Salt Lake City on Tuesday, March 30, 2021Credit: AP
According to the indictment, Shah and Smith tried to hide their role in the scheme by using third-party names for their business entities, telling victims to use encrypted messages to communicate with them and instructing people to send some payments to offshore bank accounts.
A prosecutor said they “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.”
The scheme ran from 2012 to March 2021, according to the indictment.
Shah has been arrestedCredit: Getty Images – Getty
Who is Shah’s husband?
Shah is married to Sharrieff Shah, a football coach at the University of Utah.
He is a co-special teams coordinator for the team.
Aside from being a coach, Sharrieff obtained his law degree in 2001 and worked as a lawyer for a few years.
In 2012, he made his official return to Utah football and was named the official cornerbacks coach.
He has been with the team for nearly nine seasons.
The couple has two sons: Omar, 17, and Sharrieff Jr., 26.