Jen Shah skips out on 'Real Housewives of Salt Lake City' reunion. Find out here why.
by Ana Walia | Sat, 17 Dec 2022 20:12:06 GMT
Jen Shah skips out on the Real Housewives of Salt Lake City season three reunion. Image Source: People 

Jen Shah skips out on the Real Housewives of Salt Lake City season three reunion.

Reality TV star Jen Shah took to social media to share the reason why she skipped out on attending the taping for the reunion of The Real Housewives of Salt Lake City and stated that the decision was made after a long conversation with the authorities of the channel.

Jen Shah said in her clarification on Instagram that on September 14, 2022, she was informed by Bravo executives that she was not invited to attend the taping for the Season 3 reunion, adding that she was disappointed because she would have no venue to confront the inaccuracies and address her storyline with the cast members.

She continued that on November 29, 2022, she was invited to attend the reunion, and she was elated to learn that she would have a voice at the taping. Jen further added that she was clear with the network that, out of respect for the courts and standing judicial order, she would no longer be in a position to discuss anything related to her legal case or sentencing. The reality TV star, who is scheduled to be sentenced for wire fraud next month, stated that the network found her decision not to share details about her legal case unsatisfactory and informed her that they needed to discuss the plot.

She continued that the expectation has no regard for her or her family’s well-being, so under legal advice, she has pulled herself out of the reunion filming of the reality TV show. Jen further said that she needs to focus on one of the most important things in her life right now, which is her family, which includes her two sons, Sharrieff Jr. and Omar, whom she shares with her husband Sharrieff.

Statement from Jen Shah. Image Source: People

Jen Shah entered a plea agreement in July for her involvement in an alleged telemarketing scheme scandal, telling a New York City judge that the company used inter-state telephone lines and emails, and she was conscious that the individuals buying their stuff were above the age of 55.  She continued to apologize.  The reality television star will be sentenced on January 6.

Jen Shah's attorney, Priya Chaudhry, issued a statement stating that she is a good woman who went over a line, that she wants to accept full accountability for her actions, and that she profoundly apologizes to everyone who was harmed. Jen Shah also sincerely apologizes for embarrassing her husband, children, family, friends, and followers, according to Priya. Jen agreed to plead guilty to repay society's debt and put this debacle behind her and her family.

Jennifer Shah, who appears on "reality" t.v as a successful and wealthy career woman, and Stuart Smith, who seems to as Jen Shah's "first assistant," supposedly created and sold "lead lists" of innocent people for other persons of their scheme to repetitively scam, Manhattan U.S. Attorney Audrey Strauss previously stated in a press release.

She added that in actual reality, and as alleged, the so-called investment opportunities tried to push on the victims by Jen Shah, Stuart Smith, and their co-conspirators merely consisted of fraud activities driven by a desire to steal the victims' money. These plaintiffs now face jail time for their alleged crimes.

Jen Shah might no longer be a part of the reality show. Image Source: The Daily Beast

After her guilty plea, executive producer Andy Cohen already has implied that Jen Shah might no longer be a part of RHOSLC. This was apparent when Jen Shah did not attend BravoCon despite being invited. Andy Cohen said that once they wrapped up the shoot, Jen pleaded guilty and he thinks it was, sad but it seem like the the end of her the involvement towards the show. 

Jen Shah agreed to plead guilty to committing fraud against the elderly out of funds for phony marketing services for her businesses after asserting her innocence for a year. She now faces 14 years in prison and restitution of $9 million. When the feds raided her Utah residence in March 2021, they supposedly seized a massive proportion of fraudulent designer handbags and accessories. Over 30 purchasing counterfeit bags and 40 counterfeit luxury jewelry pieces were acquired.

The Bravo star's counterfeit collection included fake bags from Jimmy Choo, Hermes, Balenciaga, Gucci, Chanel, Valentino, Louis Vuitton, and Fendi. most of which were made in China. Her fake jewelry collection included pieces claiming to be designed by Chanel Cartier, Bulgari, Louis Vuitton, Dior, Hermes, Gucci, and Tiffany & Co. The feds released the inventory of the items as a component of her plea deal and to help to pay they decided to order compensation for damages, hoping to put a dent in her debt.

Genuine designer purses and jewelry, including such "bling," from castmate Meredith Marks' company are also included on the list. Jen Shah and her assistant Stuart Smith were arrested in Utah in 2021 for allegedly masterminding a phone scam to commit fraud against individuals over the age of 55.