RHOSLC star Jen Shah called ‘disgusting’ after her cousin launched a $2.5 million crowdfunding campaign

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Jen Shah could face up to 30 years in prison if convicted of participating in a nationwide telemarketing scam that was unearthed while Bravo cameras were running for the second season of Real Housewives of Salt Lake City.

The 47-year-old reality star was mobbed and called “disgusting” by fans after her cousin, Danny Filipe, staged a $2.5 million crowdfunding campaign to cover Jen’s legal defense ahead of her October trial.

Jen and her assistant, Stuart Smith, face 30 years in prison for their alleged involvement in a nearly decade-long scandal that ripped off hundreds of people in multiple states.

Not great: Jen Shah faces up to 30 years in prison if convicted of participating in a nationwide telemarketing scam unearthed while Bravo cameras were running for the second season of Real Housewives of Salt Lake City

The now-deleted Justice for Jen Shah GoFundMe campaign claimed that more than 10,000 people in the United States have been “falsely accused and wrongly convicted of crimes they have not convicted.”

“On March 30, attorneys from the Southern District of New York filed very serious charges against my cousin. On April 2, Jen proclaimed her innocence by pleading not guilty, and hired an experienced team of New York attorneys to aggressively defend her and fight the government’s case.”

Fans were quick to question the question, with one follower writing, “This is absolutely disgusting and I reported it to GoFundMe. I hope others should too. Obviously, people know better because you received a one-time donation. You should all be ashamed of yourselves, but then again, she stole money from the elderly so… (yes, yes, yes, supposedly, I know.’

Her cousin went on to write that the family has already spent $138,000 on legal fees but is now asking for help from 10,000 caring souls to donate $250.

Oh no: The 47-year-old reality star was knocked down by fans and called

Oh no: The 47-year-old reality star was knocked down by fans and called “disgusting” after her cousin, Danny Filipe, staged a $2.5 million crowdfunding campaign to cover Jen’s legal defense ahead of her October trial.

Not so fast!  Fans were quick to question the question, with one follower writing,

Not so fast! Fans were quick to question the question, with one follower writing, “This is absolutely disgusting and I reported it to GoFundMe. I hope others should too. Obviously people know better because you received a single donation

Honest Approach: Another fan wrote that they were 'speechless' and noted that Jen had 'zero shame' here

Honest Approach: Another fan wrote that they were ‘speechless’ and noted that Jen had ‘zero shame’ here

Supporter: Jen liked the part on her cousin's Instagram page

Supporter: Jen liked the part on her cousin’s Instagram page

The strong demand was due to ‘more than 1 million documents in this case that must be immediately reviewed and analyzed by Jen’s lawyers before her case goes to trial.”

In addition to calling New York’s Southern District “the most expensive jurisdiction in the country to defend a lawsuit,” he noted that “Jen must have the economic resources to fight the government’s attorneys who open an open checkbook.” and can spend millions of dollars prosecuting this case.”

He added: “By defending this case and going to trial, Jen’s family has and will continue to spend hundreds of thousands of dollars in legal fees, including hiring investigators to interview potential witnesses, hiring experts at various fields (economists, accountants, jurors) consultants, computer forensics and data analysts, etc.) and pay for hundreds of hours of legal research, trial exhibits and witness files, etc.”

She broke her silence five days after the arrest, thanking her fans for “didn’t believe the hype” while maintaining her innocence.

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

Day: The now-deleted Justice for Jen Shah GoFundMe campaign claimed that more than 10,000 people in the United States have been

Day: The now-deleted Justice for Jen Shah GoFundMe campaign claimed that more than 10,000 people in the United States have been “falsely accused and wrongly convicted of crimes they have not convicted”

“This journey has shown me who my real friends are. All my Love. #ShahSquad.’

Shah was arrested March 30 in Salt Lake City and faces up to 30 years in prison for allegedly defrauding the elderly through a telemarketing scheme that New York prosecutors say lasted nine years.

As part of the terms of her release, Shah is prohibited from traveling outside of Utah or the United States without the permission of a pre-trial officer and is ordered to surrender her passport.

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

Heavy break: As part of the terms of her release, Shah is prohibited from traveling outside of Utah or the United States without the consent of an officer of the trial, and is ordered to surrender her passport.  She is also not allowed to use a credit card, get a new line of credit, or contact her co-defendant assistant, Smith

Heavy break: As part of the terms of her release, Shah is prohibited from traveling outside of Utah or the United States without the consent of an officer of the trial, and is ordered to surrender her passport. She is also not allowed to use a credit card, get a new line of credit, or contact her co-defendant assistant, Smith

RHOSLC: Cameras reportedly turned on the second season of the popular Bravo show when Jen was arrested when 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

RHOSLC: Cameras reportedly turned on the second season of the popular Bravo show when Jen was arrested when 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

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

“In reality and as alleged, the so-called business opportunities that Shah, Smith and their co-conspirators pushed on victims were simply fraudulent schemes, motivated by greed, to steal victims’ money. Now these defendants face jail time for their alleged crimes.”

Cameras reportedly turned 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 other women when she was arrested. The women were completely shocked when Jen was taken away,” an insider revealed.

“Jen’s future this season remains unclear,” the source added. “Whether she’s going to start filming again or not, nobody really knows for sure, she hasn’t started filming yet.”

Shah’s husband Sharieff, a soccer 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.

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

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

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