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The Real Housewives of Salt Lake City’s owned dozens of phony luxury items including bags and jewelry federal autho to federal charges that she had put together a $5 million telemarketing scam targeted to swindle older people.
The latest: The Real Housewives of Salt Lake City’s Jen Shah, 49, owned dozens of phony luxury items including bags and jewelry federal authorities seized during a raid of her Utah residence last year
Among the fraudulent items of merchandise, which were mostly manufactured in China, included fake purses aimed to resemble products from high-end brands including Balenciaga, Chanel, Fendi, Gucci, Hermes, Jimmy Choo, Louis Vuitton and Valentino.
The jewelry collection included counterfeit pieces made to resemble designers such as Bulgari, Chanel, Cartier, Dior, Gucci, Hermes, Louis Vuitton and Tiffany & Co.
Mixed in with the phony items were actual pieces of luxury accessories and jewelry from brands such as Yves Saint Laurent, Versace, Gucci, Louis Vuitton and Prada, as well as pieces from her castmate Meredith Marks’ brand.
Federal authorities took possession of all of the items amid a raid on the Bravo personality’s home in March of 2021 in the probe into her fraud case.
After the holidays: Jen Shah’s trial date has been pushed back until next year, after she plead guilty to charges of organizing a $5million telemarketing scam that targeted hundreds of elderly people
Approved: The Real Housewives of Salt Lake City star’s new court date is set for January 6, 2023
Shah’s sentencing date has been pushed back until next year, after she that targeted hundreds of elderly people.
The star’s new court date is set for , 2023, after the holidays.
In court documents, obtained by , it was revealed that ‘Judge Sidney H.Stein approved the rescheduling on Wednesday, November 23.’
In July, Shah plead guilty to conspiracy to commit wire fraud, with the US attorney dropping her second count of conspiracy to commit money laundering.
Shah’s assistant Stuart Smith previously admitted his part in the same scam, and had been due to testify against his former employer, until her guilty plea.
The US attorney’s office says Shah faces the maximum sentence of 30 years in prison, but NBC Connecticut reports that a plea deal will actually see her serve a maximum of 14 years.
A few extra months of freedom: In court documents, obtained by Us Weekly , it was revealed that ‘Judge Sidney H.Stein approved the rescheduling on Wednesday, November 23’
Woah: Bravo cameras caught the moment Jen Shah fled the set of Real Housewives of Salt Lake City after an ominous phone call alerted her that authorities were on the way and she needed to head out
As part of her guilty plea, the reality star also agreed to forfeit $6.5 million and to pay restitution up to $9.5 million.
Addressing the court, the reality star said that she ‘knew it was wrong’ and that she was ‘so sorry’ for the ‘many people’ who were harmed.
Shah admitted that she ‘agreed with others to commit with wire fraud’ and ‘knew it misled’ victims, over 10 of whom were over the age of 55.
Shah added there was a ‘misrepresentation of the product… regarding value of the service,’ noting it ‘had little to no value.’
When asked by US District Judge Stein if she knew what she was doing was wrong and illegal, Shah replied, ‘Yes, your honor.’
Priya Chaudhry, representing Shah told DailyMail.com: ‘Ms.Shah is a good woman who crossed a line. She accepts full responsibility for her actions and eVDen eVe naKliYAt deeply apologizes to all who have been harmed.
‘Ms. Shah is also sorry for disappointing her husband, children, family, friends, and supporters.Jen pled guilty because she wants to pay her debt to society and put this ordeal behind her and her family.’