Home Raid Discovers 30 Fake Designer Bags


‘The Actual Housewives of Salt Lake Metropolis’ – Jen Shah
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Jennifer Shah‘s closet was stuffed with fakes. Following a March 2021 raid of her Utah house, federal brokers found various counterfeit designer purses and luxurious jewellery.

In authorized paperwork obtained by TMZ, the 49-year-old Actual Housewives of Salt Lake Metropolis star — who typically boasted about her rich life-style — attained a handbag assortment that included 30 knockoff luggage claiming to return from Chanel, Hermes, Louis Vuitton, Gucci, Valentino, Fendi and Balenciaga. Officers additionally recovered 40 items of knickknack that had been handed off as objects from Chanel, Cartier, Louis Vuitton, Dior, and Tiffany & Co.

The search of Shah’s house got here on the identical day she and assistant Stuart Smith had been arrested in March 2021 for his or her alleged roles in a telemarketing scheme that defrauded a whole bunch of victims, together with many who had been older than 55. Shah and Smith initially pleaded not responsible on all counts, however the Bravolebrity modified her plea in July.

“In 2012 to March 2021 within the Southern District of New York and elsewhere I agreed with others to commit wire fraud,” Shah instructed Decide Sidney Stein throughout a listening to on the time, by which she famous that she knew her actions had been “unsuitable and unlawful,” in response to Good Morning America. “I knew this was unsuitable. I knew many individuals had been harmed and I’m so sorry.”

As a part of her responsible plea, the TV persona was instructed to pay $6 million of $9 million she owes in restitution. Her belongings that had been discovered within the raid are supposed to go towards the $6 million as not all the seized objects had been pretend. Her assortment additionally included genuine purchases from Versace, Moncler, Prada, Lanvin and David Yurman, in response to the courtroom paperwork.

Shah — who’s dealing with as much as 30 years in jail — is at the moment awaiting her sentencing, which was postponed till January 6, 2023. Forward of her listening to, the truth star requested a shorter jail sentence.

“The horrible enterprise selections I made {and professional} relationships I developed stemmed from some private painful experiences that I used to be going by in my life,” Shah wrote in a four-page letter to the choose, which CNN obtained on Saturday, December 17.

Shah has appeared on Actual Housewives of Salt Lake Metropolis since its debut in November 2020. Her authorized troubles have been documented on the collection, along with her arrest happening throughout season 2. She revealed on Friday, December 16, that she gained’t be attending the season 3 reunion.

Andy Cohen spoke on her future with Bravo throughout BravoCon in October.

“As soon as we wrapped [season 3 and] she pled responsible, I believe that was form of, sadly, the top of, , the engagement there,” he instructed followers throughout a panel. “However I hope to take a seat down along with her and speak to her in some unspecified time in the future on digicam as a result of I’ve lots of questions for her.”