Real Housewives of Salt Lake City’s Jen Shah Hit With Another Big Loss While Facing Fraud Charges

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Jen Shah emerged from the freshman season of Bravo’s Real Housewives of Salt Lake City as the breakout star who wasn’t afraid to lay all of her emotions on the table. To the complete shock of fans, though, Shah was arrested on fraud charges only weeks after the final reunion special aired. She’s currently out on bail but faces up to 30 years in prison if found guilty. Yet it seems the hits just keep coming, as the reality star faces another big loss.

According to The Sun, Jen Shah’s rented mansion in Park City, Utah went on the market yesterday by the official owner. They confirmed that the owner has even already accepted an offer to purchase the home. The 9,420-square-foot mansion was sold as having three master suites, eight bathrooms, a jacuzzi, and panoramic views of the slopes.

So not only is Jen Shah facing serious legal charges, but she is no longer going to be residing in the mansion that made a name for her on the Real Housewives of Salt Lake City. It’s likely a hard pill to swallow for the reality star, but perhaps the change will benefit her trial on October 18. In the statements made by the district attorney and other officials involved in the case, they imply that Shah’s extravagant lifestyle will be at the forefront of the issue at hand.

Famously on the Real Housewives of Salt Lake City, Shah was prone to boast about the house and the “extravagant” parties they liked to throw there. She even nicknamed it the “Shah Chalet,” prompting many fans to come under the impression that she owned it. But it was eventually revealed at the arraignment hearing for her charges that Shah doesn’t own property that could be put up as collateral.

The Real Housewives of Salt Lake City star was formally arrested on wire fraud and money laundering charges on March 30. She is accused of being the leader of a telemarketing scheme that stole from hundreds of mostly elderly victims. At the arraignment hearing, which was initially postponed after Real Housewives fans flooded the phone lines, Shah pleaded not guilty and was released on $1 million bond.

Much like Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star Erika Jayne, Jen Shah was in the middle of filming for Bravo when the controversy erupted. Supposedly, though, she immediately returned to Real Housewives of Salt Lake City’s Season 2 filming when she was released. An insider for Page Six claimed that production managed to capture the “lead up to and aftermath” of the arrest, as well as the other women’s reactions.

As for Jen Shah, despite her arrest and this recent news of the “Shah Chalet” being sold, the reality star appears to be playing it cool. She thanked her fans in April for “not believing the hype.” Shah even recently joined Cameo and is charging $99 for personalized video messages.

It doesn’t sound, at least, like Jen Shah believes she’s guilty. It also sounds like the “Shah Chalet” won’t be featured for much longer on Real Housewives of Salt Lake City.

Lauren Vanderveen
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