“The Actual Housewives of Salt Lake Metropolis” star Jen Shah is allegedly one of many masterminds behind a telemarketing rip-off that focused lots of of aged folks nationwide, in accordance with new court docket paperwork.
The 47-year-old actuality TV character — who was arrested for fraud and cash laundering in March — is considered one of six suspects with “higher culpability” within the scheme, in accordance with federal prosecutors.
In a letter to Choose Sidney Stein, prosecutors ranked greater than two dozen alleged fraudsters within the case from most to least accountable — putting Shah on the prime of the best tier, in accordance with paperwork filed Thursday within the Southern District of New York court docket.
Prosecutors say the wealth-flaunting celeb and different suspects in her class, dubbed “Tier A,” are the “extra senior contributors…answerable for orchestrating the broader scheme,” the court docket papers state.
Shah allegedly received “leads straight from lead sources and offered them to . . . teaching gross sales flooring operated in Utah and Nevada.”
Her assistant, Stuart Smith — who was additionally positioned within the prime tier — allegedly owned and operated a gross sales ground in Manhattan that served as hub for the telemarketing rip-off, in accordance with the court docket papers.
The Bravo TV star and Smith, 43, are accused of working the shady hustle in 5 states — New York, New Jersey, Arizona, Nevada and Utah.
They allegedly inspired victims, lots of them senior residents, to put money into doubtful on-line initiatives and bogus enterprise providers between 2012 and 2021, in accordance with the indictment.