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Jen Shah Spotted Leaving Courthouse Following Her Arrest For Alleged Telemarketing Fraud Scheme! Plus Utah Reporters Share New Details About Jen’s Hearing!

Real Housewives of Salt Lake City star Jen Shah was photographed by reporters outside the Utah District Court following her Tuesday arrest. 

The Bravo reality star was spotted wearing a fur coat, braids, and a pair of knee-high leopard-print boots. 

Prior to Shah leaving the court house, Utah’s KUTV2News, reporter Jeremy Harris shared new information regarding Shah's case via Twitter.

He wrote, "Prosecutors are not seeking detention (she will not have to stay in jail) but will have a lot of conditions ahead of trial, including no asset transfers over $10,000 without court approval. She will also not be allowed to engage in telemarketing.  @KUTV2News"

He added, "This is a short hearing and should wrap up soon. She has another appearance in the @SDNYnews tomorrow. (The case was filed in NYC, she and her assistant were arrested and are appearing in SLC) @KUTV2News."

Meanwhile, John Franchi, a reporter at KSTU FOX13 Utah, reported from inside the court as he shared live updates from the hearing via Twitter.

He began, "I will be viewing the initial court appearance in the case of USA vs. Jen Shah.  No recording of any kind is allowed, so follow along here as I live tweet the proceedings.  #RHOSLC"

He then tweeted, "The Zoom has just opened, the judge is not yet seated."

"Judge has arrived.  Here we go," wrote Franchi.

"Judge apologizes for the delay, says there are some things they had to grapple with. #RHOSLC," he tweeted.

John wrote, "Judge now advising both defendants of their rights."

He continued, "Judge says his role is limited to determining that the defendants are the people wanted out of S.D.N.Y."

He then shared, "Shah's attorney does not challenge that she is the person named in the indictment."

Franchi then shared the conditions that the judge placed to both Shah and her assistant.

He wrote, "The judge set these conditions for Shah and Smith:
--Commit no federal offense while on release
--Must appear as required
--No travel outside of UT except to appear in court in NY
--No international travel
--Avoid contact with co-defendants
--No engagement in telemarketing"

He then wrote, "Worth noting, she could appear virtually in the NY court tomorrow (from Utah) and could let that court know she wants to appear in-person in NY."

He tweeted, "The hearing concludes.  Shah is set to appear tomorrow virtually in SDNY @ 2PM."

Franchi added, "Also important to note, the court indicated they are not seeking to detain her prior to trial."

Franchi also shared photos of Shah leaving the courthouse. See photos below:

On Tuesday, Shah and her assistant, Stuart Smith were arrested for allegedly perpetrating a telemarketing scheme and charged with conspiracy to commit wire fraud and conspiracy to commit money laundering.

A source confirmed to Variety an anonymous tip sent to the Instagram account @twojudgeygirls, that “Real Housewives of Salt Lake City” was filming today with the cast preparing for a trip to Colorado, reports Page Six.

Shah departed, citing an emergency with her husband, and federal law enforcement subsequently swarmed the production in search of Shah. The source added that cameras were rolling at the time, though it was unclear if the feds stopped them from filming.

According to Page Six, Shah and Smith, who could face up to 30 years in prison for their alleged crimes, “flaunted their lavish lifestyle to the public as a symbol of their ‘success,’” Homeland Security Investigations Special Agent-in-Charge Peter Fitzhugh said in a statement regarding their arrest. “In reality, they allegedly built their opulent lifestyle at the expense of vulnerable, often elderly, working-class people.”

Per the indictment, the two pulled a variety of scams — including fake coaching sessions, bunk tax prep and web-design services — on people, many of whom were over the age of 55.


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