The Real Housewives of Salt Lake City star Jen Shah surrendered her fake bag during a home raid, and Bravo fans are wondering why.
Jen Shah of The Real Housewives of Salt Lake City was ordered to hand over dozens of designer knockoff wallets as part of a plea deal. The reality star faces at least 11 years in prison after pleading guilty to a years-long telemarketing scheme. While the mother-of-two is only asking for three years in jail, viewers don't think the judge will be so lenient.
Jen was arrested during the March 2021 filming of The Real Housewives of Salt Lake City Season 2. Jen and her assistant Stuart Smith have been accused of targeting people over the age of 55 in a nationwide phone scam. Jen was charged with conspiracy to commit wire fraud. In April 2021, she pleaded not guilty but converted her plea in July 2022. Since it looked like Jen would end up in jail, her lawyers asked that she be able to spend that time in a federal prison in Texas. The RHOSLC star's sentencing date is set for Jan. 6. Fans of the show are waiting to see what happens to the controversial housewife.
Jen Shah Was Ordered To Hand Over Items
In a court filing Via TMZ, Jen was ordered by a judge to turn over a range of personal items, including a handbag, mink shawl and other possessions. The court ruled that U.S. authorities could begin confiscating items, which the government would then sell to help pay off victims of the telemarketing scam. These items include jewelry and designer coats. In addition to accessories, there are Gucci, Louis Vuitton and Versace handbags, and the government has collected more than 70 counterfeit Chanel, Dior, Fendi and Hermes wallets.
Of Course, Jen Shah's Closet Was Filled With Fakes
Jen also has fakes with similar Tiffany & Co. and Cartier designs. Most of this stuff is bought from knockoff shops in China. Federal authorities have shared a list of the reality star's belongings following the home raid, revealing that Jen owns some genuine designer pieces. The RHOSLC star has agreed to forfeit $6 million and pay $9 million in restitution. Jen has been on the show claiming she's not fake, but her wardrobe tells a different story.
Bravo fans are not surprised that Jen's closet is full of fake designer brands. According to many viewers, most housewives do not Lots of actual designer wear. Teresa Giudice from The Real Housewives of New Jersey has been called out multiple times for wearing (and even advertising) her faux labels. Even Taylor Armstrong of Real Housewives of Beverly Hills fame has come under fire for trying to use her fake Hermès Birkin to pay her legal bills. Sadly, the Real Housewives of Salt Lake City star got a little too flashy and got her hands caught in a cookie jar.