RHOSLC cast is swarmed by cops before Jen Shah’s ARRESTED for ‘telemarketing fraud scheme’ in chilling season trailer

THE Real Housewives of Salt Lake City stars can be seen being swarmed by cops before Jen Shah was arrested in a new trailer.

Ahead of the release of the highly-anticipated second season of the Bravo show, the first look sees the wives in shock as police circle their party bus.

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The wives could be seen getting swarmed by police on the premiereCredit: Bravo
Jen quickly fled the scene before the cops arrived

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Jen quickly fled the scene before the cops arrivedCredit: Bravo

Jen, 47, was charged with conspiracy to commit wire fraud in a “telemarketing scheme” and is facing 30 YEARS behind bars.

The reality star was caught up with by police during filming for the upcoming season of the show, as police swarmed her location.

New footage from The Real Housewives of Salt Lake City premiere sees Jen fleeing from a carpark after meeting her fellow wives for a road trip.

She was filmed answering the phone to her husband Sharrieff before quickly leaving the group – with police cars pulling up moments later.

“We’re at Beauty Lab & Laser in the parking lot,” Jen can be heard telling her other half over the phone in the chilling footage captured on the bus.

The TV star then turns to co-star Whitney Rose to ask her to “turn her mic off” from behind her back as the phone call continues.

“I have some bad news, I just got a phone call and I need to go,” Jen goes on to tell the rest of the group before fleeing the scene in a pick-up truck.

Moments later, unmarked police cars begin to swarm the wives’ vehicle asking for Jen as a police helicopter circles them from above.

“What the f*** is going on,” one of the wives can be heard saying int he background as another tells the cops: “She just left.”

“You guys, what if she’s on the run?” Heather Gay then asks as Whitney reads from a news reel: “[She’s] charged for stealing people’s money. Fraud.”

Dramatic clips go on to show Jen’s home being searched by police, as well as the star walking out of a court building and into the car.

It appears the new series will also see the fellow wives try and clear their names of the business, as Lisa slams her in the premiere as “not who she says she is”.

“If we do not share what we know, we’re in danger,” Whitney concludes before the clip comes to an explosive end.

‘IT WAS SO CHAOTIC’

Earlier this year, The Sun exclusively revealed how Jen was arrested on camera ahead of a girls trip to Colorado with the wives.

The insider revealed of the scenes: “Cameras were rolling but it was so chaotic, I’m not sure exactly what was captured.”

“The cast was getting ready for a group trip to Colorado,” they continued. “Jen was so excited, of course she wanted to go full glam so she went and got braids done specifically for the trip.

“Literally out of nowhere after getting a phone call, she seemed panicked and had to leave due to what she said was an urgent emergency with her husband Sharrieff. 

“Maybe a few minutes later, cops came in looking for Jen but she was gone. They said they were federal law enforcement.”

JEN’S LEGAL WOES

Back in March, Jen was arrested and charged with conspiracy to commit wire fraud in a “telemarketing scheme” and is facing 30 YEARS in prison.

Police also arrested the Bravo star’s assistant, Stuart Smith, and they were charged with one count of conspiracy to commit wire fraud in connection with telemarketing and one count of conspiracy to commit money laundering.

When the arrest was made, Manhattan U.S. Attorney Audrey Strauss said in a press release obtained by The Sun: “Jennifer Shah, who portrays herself as a wealthy and successful business person on ‘reality’ television, and Stuart Smith, who is portrayed as Shah’s ‘first assistant,’ allegedly generated and sold ‘lead lists’ of innocent individuals for other members of their scheme to repeatedly scam. 

“In actual reality and as alleged, the so-called business opportunities pushed on the victims by Shah, Smith, and their co-conspirators were just fraudulent schemes, motivated by greed, to steal victims’ money. 

“Now, these defendants face time in prison for their alleged crimes.”

Since the RHOSLC star was released without bond, Jen has been banned from excessive drinking and using drugs, she can’t use her credit cards, take out excessive amounts of money and can’t travel outside of Utah until her October hearing.

PAYING THE PRICE FOR THE CRIME

In the indictment obtained by The Sun, the participants had a “Business Opportunity Scheme” where they “sold alleged services” to help make the alleged victim’s companies more efficient or profitable.

According to court papers, this included “tax preparations or website design services” on victims who were “elderly and did not own a computer”.

Participants of the scheme also provided information on “coaching sessions,” though the court documents claimed that “at no point did the defendants intend that the victims would actually earn any of the promised return on their intended investment.”

Jennifer and Stuart made efforts to conceal their roles in the Business Opportunity Scheme. 

In one example, they used encrypted messaging apps to communicate with others involved in this scheme. 

The scheme ran from 2012 to March 2021, according to the indictment.

Jen was arrested for "telemarketing fraud" back in March

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Jen was arrested for “telemarketing fraud” back in MarchCredit: AP
Cops arrived asking for Jen after she fled the scene

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Cops arrived asking for Jen after she fled the sceneCredit: Bravo
The wives were left in shock after she left ahead of the road trip

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The wives were left in shock after she left ahead of the road tripCredit: Bravo
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