The million-dollar question on the lips of everyone who watched the sneak peek is, who ratted Jen Shah to the police?
The two-minute teaser gave fans a front-row seat into the scene where the law-enforcement agents came for housewife, Jen Shah earlier this year.
Although she initially avoided the arrest by leaving in a truck, Shah was later arrested and charged to court as a co-conspirator in a federal telemarketing fraud case.
It is unknown if the cameras caught the scene where Shah was arrested, nevertheless, fans are on edge to find out what else happened.
But for now, let’s get to the meat of the matter.
Shah Was Caught Unawares
The first scene showed housewives, Heather Gay, Whitney Rose, Lisa Barlow, Jennie Nguyen already seated in a shuttle bus, and Shah stepped in to join them.
After the initial pleasantries and chit chats, the mood changed when Shah
received a call from her husband.
“We’re still at Beauty Lab and Laser (Heather’s boutique) in the parking lot,” she said. She continued the conversation with him, then unexpectedly turned to Rose and told her to turn off her microphone.
She left the bus hurriedly to continue the call for a few minutes and returned
looking all flustered. The reality star then informed the ladies saying; “I just got a phone call and I have to go,” before she left in a truck waiting to pick her.
Minutes later, the Feds showed up at the location and asked for Shah. This prompted the women to later question how they knew Shah was with the cast at Beauty Lab.
Who Ratted Out Shah?
The teaser moved on to a scene where fans saw the shuttle bus on the road. It showed Gay asking her colleagues if Jen was in trouble with the Feds?
Suddenly, Whitney while scrolling through her phone found a news headline.
“Oh my gosh!!! “Real Housewives star charged with massive fraud and money laundering scheme. I have the f–king chills. Her and Stu (assistant) were charged with stealing people’s money. Fraud!” She said put loud.
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Later, viewers saw Jen leaving the courthouse with her face covered after she had been charged by the Feds. The sneak peek finally ended with someone asking the castmates: “What do you know that you’re not saying right now?
Do you know who tipped off the Feds that day?” The ladies gave weird quiet faces, and the scene closed.
In another teaser also released by Bravo, some of the women seemed to think fellow castmate Meredith Marks may have tipped off the Feds about Shah’s location when they were gathered in the shuttle bus.
The teaser revealed that Shah confronted Marks at the diner, and Rose bared her mind on the subject saying, “It looks like you might have something to do with the fact that Jen was indicted.”
Shah then moved up on Marks and yelled a lot of explosive words in her face.
“I swear to God if you have anything to do with the bulls— charges against me, Meredith, you’re f—- disgusting. You’re f—– fraudulent.”
Marks countered the allegation by telling Shah to get out of her face then stormed away from the table. Before she left, she passed on a remark to Shah saying; “Who’s calling who a fraud? Love you, baby. Bye!”
Although fans are really leaning into Mark’s as the perpetrator, no one can know for sure who tipped off the Feds about Shah’s location.
Friends Or Foes
According to the Wrap, the case the “RHOSLC” star was indicted for, was a scam that revolved around preying on elderly targets throughout the United States. She and her assistant were accused as co-conspirators in the scheme that defrauded the targets of a lot of money.
Shah pleaded not guilty to the charges which included one count each of conspiracy to commit money laundering and conspiracy to commit wire fraud.
Two months later, she filed a counter motion to dismiss all charges against her based on “legal and factual insufficiency and suppression of evidence.” The judge denied the motion in August, and the court date wad set for March next year.
It seems Shah would need more friends than foes in this trying moment of her life. Can she really trust any of her castmates? Would they take her side in this?
Fans would have to wait to find out where each of the ladies’ allegiance lie at the second season premiere of “Real Housewives of Salt Lake City” this Sunday, September 12, showing on Bravo.