After being made to forfeit $6 million ex-Real Housewives of Salt Lake City Star became a federal convict Jennifer “Jen” Shah must surrender more than a hundred luxury jewelry, bags and other items – most of which are “counterfeit,” according to a federal court order.
The 108-point list, written in Roman numerals, shows Shah’s bounty was handed over to the US government – and it’s a catalog of high-fashion names: Yves Saint Laurent, Versace, Gucci, Louis Vuitton, Christian Louboutin, Valentino, Prada, David Yurman and others. Dozens of them are real. However, the vast majority of articles are not, according to the order.
From the 32nd item on the list, each item is marked as “fake”, starting with two fake “Louis Vuitton” bags. This is followed by three fake “Chanel” bags and a wallet, then a series of replacement “Fendi”, “Bottega Veneta”, “Balenciaga”, “Hermes” and other faux high fashion bags and jewelry, including several with 18k plated gold or faux pearls.
On July 11, 2022, Shah pleaded guilty to defrauding the elderly and vulnerable out of millions in a nationwide telemarketing scheme. She also issued a $6.5 million preliminary forfeiture order that day, and her prosecutors followed suit with a more detailed order Thursday.
During her guilty plea, Shah said, “I have made an agreement with others to commit wire fraud.”
The telemarketing scheme included alleged coaching services for business opportunities, which she admitted before her sentencing had “little to no value.”
“Also, I knew that many of the buyers were over 55 years old,” Shah said at the time.
Shah’s guilty plea came just a week before her expected trial, and she told the judge she was “so sorry” for what she did.
By the time Shah was arrested in 2021, Bravo had recorded its second season of Real Housewives of Salt Lake City. The then US Attorney for the Southern District of New York announced the charges against her with great fanfare.
“Jennifer Shah, who portrays herself on ‘Reality’ television as a wealthy and successful businesswoman, and Stuart Smith, portrayed as Shah’s ‘first assistant,’ have allegedly created ‘lead lists’ of innocent people for other members of their scheme and have repeatedly sold out cheating,” the US attorney at the time Audrey Strauss said on the day of her arrest. “In reality, and as claimed, the so-called business opportunities foisted on the victims by Shah, Smith and their co-conspirators were just fraudulent schemes motivated by greed to steal the victims’ money.”
Shah had repeatedly claimed she was innocent and played with her name as she announced: “The only thing I’m guilty of is being shah-mazing.” The following year she became a federal “Shah” retainer.
your lawyer Priya Chaudry called Shah a “good woman who crossed a line”. Her client now faces a maximum of 30 years in prison based on her conviction, but her agreement with federal prosecutors calculates the sentencing guidelines far lower: between 135 and 168 months in prison, or 11 1/4 years to 14 years.
The electronic signatures of Shah and her attorneys appear at the end of the confiscation order, which was also signed by the US District Judge sydney stone.
Her sentencing is scheduled for January 6, 2022.
Read the order here.
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