RHOSLC’s Jen Shah says her ‘lawyers wanted her to QUIT show’ after fraud arrest & is ‘devastated’ about upcoming trial

JEN Shah said her 'lawyers wanted her to QUIT' Real Housewives of Salt Lake City after her fraud arrest.

The "devastated" Bravo star got candid about her upcoming trial during part one of the drama-filled reunion.

Part one of the RHOSLC Season 2 reunion on February 27th kicked off with Andy Cohen noting Mary Cosby's absence, "upset" by comments made about her church – which was filed by Andy as "disappointing to say the least."

But he quickly turned his attention to Jen, 47, who wore a purple feathered dress with her hair down.

"Well, we have a lot to discuss," he began. "I want to start with you Jen because I haven't seen you in person since the last reunion.

"Obviously so much has happened. You’re facing conspiracy to commit wire fraud with a maximum of 30 years in prison."

He added: “And conspiracy to commit money laundering with an additional 20 years. How are you doing?"

Back in March, Jen was arrested and charged with conspiracy to commit wire fraud in a "telemarketing scheme."

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In addition to Jen, police arrested her assistant, Stuart Smith – who was also featured on the Bravo show.

Jen spoke freely about what many viewers watched play out: "Honestly this is devastating for me personally and more so for my family."

"I think that why it was so hard for me, seeing the Vail trip, I saw it in real time with the rest of the world and it broke my heart."

I'm glad I didnt see all the things that were said until I watched it because if would have known that, we would have definitely turned that bus over on the way to Zion."

Andy joked "But you almost did."


Andy then asked: "After the arrest did you consider quitting the show?"

Jen candidly responded: "We did have a discussion, me and Coach [Sharrieff] and the boys. And I was like no, I'm innocent, and I felt like I need to tell my story."

"How do your lawyers feel about you being here today?" Andy asked.

Jen sarcastically replied: "They were ecstatic," then answering more bluntly: "No they weren't thrilled about it, but I felt like it was important for me to be here with the rest of the group of friends and show up."

And when asked when the trial is she responded: "It's scheduled for March 22nd right now."

Andy responded: "So I mean that's really soon."

While Whitney Rose asked if she'll be flying to New York, Heather Gay joked: "Will you be wearing this outfit for your first day?"


The March 2021 event saw the arrest play out on-screen just minutes before the women were supposed to head to Vail, Colorado for a group trip. 

Gathered in the parking lot of Heather Gay’s Beauty Lab & Laser center, Jen sat on the charter bus with her gal pals as production packed up the equipment. 

While on the bus, Jen got a call and immediately acted frazzled while heard saying: “I need to go to the house?”

Jen was slammed for "lying" and saying her husband was "hospitalized with internal bleeding" as many fans slammed her as a "pathological liar" and "not even a good or smart liar."

More officers were at her Park City chalet to swarm her house while her kids, Sharrieff Jr, 27, and Omar, 15, were home.

While Heather was upset over that, fans of the reality show are furious Jen appeared to lie about her husband – and an alleged “fake” health scare – in order to evade eventual arrest.

Jen has been married to University Of Utah football coach Sharrieff for over 26 years and share Sharrieff Shah Jr., 27, and Omar Shah, 18, together.

She earlier pleaded not guilty to one count of conspiracy to commit wire fraud and one count of conspiracy to commit money laundering for her scam that allegedly went on for years, free on a $1million bond following her dramatic arrest.

She and her assistant Stuart are accused of targeting senior citizens to scam them out of money.

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