RHOSLC star Jen Shah breaks her silence after pleading not guilty to telemarketing

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Jen Shan, star of Real Housewives of Salt Lake City, broke her silence and thanked her “ real friends ” for reaching out after she was arrested last week for her alleged involvement in a nationwide telemarketing program.

The budding reality TV personality took to Instagram Saturday afternoon, where she praised some of her followers for believing in her after pleading not guilty to conspiracy to commit fraud and money laundering.

Jen, 47, and her assistant Stuart Smith have been behind bars for 30 years for their reported involvement in a nearly decade scandal that has defrauded hundreds of people in multiple states.

Grateful: Jen Shan, star of Real Housewives of Salt Lake City, broke her silence and thanked her 'real friends' for reaching out after she was arrested last week for her alleged involvement in a nationwide telemarketing program

Grateful: Jen Shan, star of Real Housewives of Salt Lake City, broke her silence and thanked her ‘real friends’ for reaching out after she was arrested last week for her alleged involvement in a nationwide telemarketing program

“ Thank you for being loyal, believing in me and not believing the hype, ” she wrote in an Instagram story with a few photos of her face.

‘This trip has shown me who my real friends are. All my Love. #ShahSquad. ‘

Shah was arrested in Salt Lake City on Tuesday and is facing a prison sentence of up to 30 years for allegedly defrauding seniors through a telemarketing program that has lasted nine years, according to New York prosecutors.

As part of the conditions for her release, Shah is prevented from traveling outside of Utah or the United States without the permission of a parole officer and ordered to surrender her passport.

`` Thank you for being loyal, believing in me and not believing the hype, '' she wrote in an Instagram story with a few photos of her face

`` Thank you for being loyal, believing in me and not believing the hype, '' she wrote in an Instagram story with a few photos of her face

“ Thank you for being loyal, believing in me and not believing the hype, ” she wrote in an Instagram story with a few photos of her face

Problem: Shah was arrested in Salt Lake City on Tuesday and could face up to 30 years in prison for allegedly defrauding older people through a telemarketing program that lasted nine years, according to New York prosecutors.

Problem: Shah was arrested in Salt Lake City on Tuesday and could face up to 30 years in prison for allegedly defrauding older people through a telemarketing program that lasted nine years, according to New York prosecutors.

Problem: Shah was arrested in Salt Lake City on Tuesday and could face up to 30 years in prison for allegedly defrauding older people through a telemarketing program that lasted nine years, according to New York prosecutors.

She is also not allowed to use a credit card, get a new line of credit, or contact her co-accused assistant, Smith.

Jennifer Shah, who portrays herself on ‘reality’ television as a wealthy and successful businessman, and Stuart Smith, who is portrayed as Shah’s ‘first assistant’, have reportedly generated and sold ‘lead lists’ of innocent individuals to other members of their plan repeatedly scams, ”said Manhattan’s US attorney Audrey Strauss, Tuesday.

In reality and as alleged, the so-called business opportunities pushed to the victims by Shah, Smith and their co-conspirators were merely fraudulent schemes, motivated by greed, to steal the victims’ money. Now these defendants are facing jail time for their alleged crimes. ‘

Love: Shah's husband Sharieff, a football coach at the University of Utah, regularly appears by her side on RHOSLC and the couple have two sons Omar, 17, and Sharrieff Jr., 26

Love: Shah's husband Sharieff, a football coach at the University of Utah, regularly appears by her side on RHOSLC and the couple have two sons Omar, 17, and Sharrieff Jr., 26

Love: Shah’s husband Sharieff, a football coach at the University of Utah, regularly appears by her side on RHOSLC and the couple have two sons Omar, 17, and Sharrieff Jr., 26

Cameras were reportedly rolling on the second season of the popular Bravo show when Jen was arrested as the women – including Meredith Marks, Lisa Barlow, Heather Gay, Whitney Rose and Mary Cosby – made their way to Vail, Colorado, according to US weekly

Jen was filming with some of the other women present when she was arrested. The women were completely shocked when Jen was taken away, ” an insider revealed.

“Jen’s future this season remains unclear,” added the source. “Whether she’s going to film again or not, no one knows for sure, she hasn’t continued filming yet.”

Shah’s husband Sharieff, a football coach at the University of Utah, regularly appears by her side on RHOSLC and the couple have two sons Omar, 17, and Sharrieff Jr., 26.

Drama: Cameras were reportedly rolling on the second season of the popular Bravo show when Jen was arrested as the women - including Meredith Marks, Lisa Barlow, Heather Gay, Whitney Rose and Mary Cosby - made their way to Vail, Colorado , according to the US.  Weekly

Drama: Cameras were reportedly rolling on the second season of the popular Bravo show when Jen was arrested as the women - including Meredith Marks, Lisa Barlow, Heather Gay, Whitney Rose and Mary Cosby - made their way to Vail, Colorado , according to the US.  Weekly

Drama: Cameras were reportedly rolling on the second season of the popular Bravo show when Jen was arrested as the women – including Meredith Marks, Lisa Barlow, Heather Gay, Whitney Rose and Mary Cosby – made their way to Vail, Colorado , according to the US. Weekly