‘Real Housewives of Salt Lake City’ star Jennifer Shah and her assistant are arrested for fraud after ‘cheating hundreds of people over the past decade in a nationwide telemarketing scam’


The Real Housewives of Salt Lake City‘s Jennifer Shah and Stuart Smith allegedly profited by generating lists of victims for targeting and then directing co-conspirators to defraud them. Acting US Attorney for the Southern District of New York Audrey Strauss, Homeland Security Investigations New York Field Office Special Agent in Charge Peter Fitzhugh, and NYPD Commissioner Dermot Shea announced the unsealing of an indictment charging both with conspiracy to commit wire fraud and conspiracy to commit money laundering. Shah and Smith were arrested Tuesday and appeared virtually in Salt Lake City federal court before United States Magistrate Judge Dustin Pead. “Jennifer Shah, who portrays herself as a wealthy and successful businessperson on reality television, and Stuart Smith, who is portrayed as Shah’s first assistant, allegedly generated and sold lead lists of innocent individuals for other members of their scheme to repeatedly scam,” Strauss said. “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. Now, these defendants face time in prison for their alleged crimes.”

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SOURCE: Daily Mail