The Real Housewives of Salt Lake City star, Jen Shah, has reportedly been investigated by the FBI. The investigation is said to be related to her alleged involvement in a telemarketing scam that targeted elderly individuals.
According to court documents obtained by DailyMail.com, Shah and her assistant, Stuart Smith, have been accused of defrauding hundreds of victims across the United States. The alleged scam involved selling fraudulent business services to vulnerable people, many of whom were over the age of 55.
The investigation into Shah’s activities began in 2019, after several victims came forward with complaints. The court documents reveal that the FBI has been monitoring Shah’s communications and financial transactions during the course of their investigation.
In addition to the FBI, the Department of Homeland Security and the New York Police Department have also been involved in the case. The investigation has reportedly uncovered a vast network of individuals who were working with Shah and Smith to carry out the alleged scam.
One of these individuals is Monica Garcia, who has been identified as an associate of Shah. Garcia is said to have played a role in facilitating the fraudulent business operations. She has allegedly been cooperating with law enforcement since her arrest in October 2020.
Shah and Smith were arrested on March 30, 2021, and have been charged with conspiracy to commit wire fraud and money laundering. If convicted, they could face up to 30 years in prison.
The Real Housewives of Salt Lake City is a popular reality TV show that follows the lives of wealthy women living in Utah. The show premiered in November 2020 and quickly gained a dedicated fan base.
Bravo, the network that airs the show, has not yet commented on the situation. It is unclear how Shah’s legal troubles will impact her future on the show.
The news of Shah’s alleged involvement in a telemarketing scam has shocked fans and castmates alike. Many have taken to social media to express their disbelief and support for the victims.
As the investigation unfolds, more details are expected to emerge regarding Shah’s alleged role in the scam. The case serves as a reminder of the importance of protecting vulnerable individuals from financial exploitation.