Jen Shah rose to fame on Real Housewives of Salt Lake City in 2020, but her reality career is taking a dramatic turn. The reality star was indicted for her role in a long-running telemarketing fraud scheme and is now facing several years of prison time. Her fraud case was a major storyline on the RHOSLC season 2 premiere and continues to be a big part of the show in 2022.
In January 2022, Jen Shah and her assistant were arrested in Utah on charges of running a telemarketing fraud scheme that targeted older victims. The crime allegedly spanned from 2012 to March of 2021. In her plea, she agreed to pay $9 million in restitution to the victims.
She and her assistant initially pleaded not guilty to the charges, but Smith changed his plea in November of that year. Shah was set to trial in July of 2022, but then switched her plea to guilty.
Her attorney claims that she and her assistant "tried to lure older individuals with promises of lucrative business opportunities and financial gains." She says she will take full responsibility for her actions and will journal her experience in prison.
Jen Shah has an estimated net worth of $3 million, but her assets are likely to take a hit with her arrest and imprisonment. She has been married to Sharrieff Shah for more than 25 years, who is a University of Utah football coach. He coaches the cornerbacks, and the couple have two sons together.