Jen Shah Biography – Jen Shah Wiki
Jen Shah (born Jennifer Liu) is the CEO and founder of JXA Fashion, Shah Beauty, and The Real Shah Lashes. She is a cast member of the Real Housewives of Salt Lake City. During a reunion special in February 2021, Shah tried to explain what exactly she did for a living, after some of her friends said they didn’t even understand it themselves.
“My background is in direct response marketing for about 20 years, so our company does advertising. We have a platform that helps people acquire customers, so when you’re shopping online or on the Internet, and something pops, we have the algorithm behind why you’re getting served that ad,” Shah said, according to a Bravo recap of the show.
Jennifer Shah Arrested
On Tuesday, March 30, 2021, “The Real Housewives of Salt Lake City” star Jennifer Shah was arrested by federal agents in Salt Lake City along with her assistant, Stuart Smith, for conspiracy to commit wire fraud in connection with telemarketing, and conspiracy to commit money laundering. Jennifer Shah and Stuart Smith allegedly profited by generating lists of victims for targeting and then directing co-conspirators to defraud them, according to authorities.
Acting US Attorney for the Southern District of New York Audrey Strauss, Homeland Security Investigations New York Field Office Special Agent in Charge Peter Fitzhugh, and NYPD Commissioner Dermot Shea announced the unsealing of an indictment charging both with conspiracy to commit wire fraud and conspiracy to commit money laundering.
Shah and Smith appeared virtually in Salt Lake City federal court before United States Magistrate Judge Dustin Pead. Manhattan U.S. Attorney Audrey Strauss said in a statement: “Jennifer Shah, who portrays herself as a wealthy and successful businessperson 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.”
According to the indictment, from 2012 until March 2021, Shah, Smith and alleged co-conspirators carried out a wide-ranging telemarketing scheme that defrauded hundreds of victims throughout the United States, many of whom were over age 55, by selling those victims so-called “business services” in connection with the victims’ purported online businesses.
According to the allegations in the Superseding Indictment, from 2012 until March 2021, Jennifer Shah and Stuart Smith, together with others (collectively, the “Participants”) carried out a wide-ranging telemarketing scheme that defrauded hundreds of victims (the “Victims”) throughout the United States, many of whom were over age 55, by selling those Victims so-called “business services” in connection with the Victims’ purported online businesses (the “Business Opportunity Scheme”).
In order to perpetrate the Business Opportunity Scheme, Participants, including Shah and Smith, engaged in a widespread, coordinated effort to traffic in lists of potential victims, or “leads,” many of whom had previously made an initial investment to create an online business with other Participants in the Scheme. Leads were initially generated by sales floors operating in, among other places, Arizona, Nevada, and Utah. The owners and operators of those sales floors operated in coordination with several telemarketing sales floors in the New York and New Jersey area, including in Manhattan, and provided lead lists and assistance in fighting Victim refund requests to other Participants operating those floors.
Shah and Smith, among other things, generated and sold leads to other Participants for use by their telemarketing sales floors with the knowledge that the individuals they had identified as “leads” would be defrauded by the other Participants. Shah and Smith received as profit a share of the fraudulent revenue per the terms of their agreement with those Participants. Shah and Smith often controlled each aspect of the frauds perpetrated by other Participants on the individuals they had identified by, among other things, determining which “coaching” sales floor could buy leads from them, selecting the downstream sales floors to which the “coaching” sales floor was permitted to pass the leads, choosing the firms to provide “fulfillment” services, that is, documents and records purporting to demonstrate that the services the Participants claimed to provide to those Victims were actual and legitimate, setting how much the downstream sales floors could charge, and determining which “products” each of the downstream sales floors could sell.
To perpetrate the Business Opportunity Scheme, certain of the Participants sold alleged services purporting to make the management of Victims’ businesses more efficient or profitable, including tax preparation or website design services, notwithstanding that many Victims were elderly and did not own a computer. At the outset of the Business Opportunity Scheme, certain Participants employed by a purported fulfillment company sent a given Victim electronic or paper pamphlets or provided so-called “coaching sessions” regarding these purported online businesses, but at no point did the defendants intend that the Victims would actually earn any of the promised return on their intended investment, nor did the Victims actually earn any such returns.
Shah and Smith undertook significant efforts to conceal their roles in the Business Opportunity Scheme. For example, Shah and Smith, among other things, incorporated their business entities using third parties’ names and instructed other Participants to do the same, used and directed others to use encrypted messaging applications to communicate with other Participants, instructed other Participants to send Shah’s and Smith’s shares of certain fraud proceeds to offshore bank accounts, and made numerous cash withdrawals structured to avoid currency transaction reporting requirements.
Shah, 47, of Park City, Utah, and Smith, 43, of Lehi, Utah, are each charged with one count of conspiracy to commit wire fraud in connection with telemarketing through which they victimized 10 or more persons over the age of 55, which carries a maximum sentence of 30 years, and one count of conspiracy to commit money laundering, which carries a maximum sentence of 20 years. The maximum potential sentences in this case are prescribed by Congress and are provided here for informational purposes only, as any sentencing of the defendants will be determined by the judge.
Jen Shah Age
Jen Shah was born on October 4, 1973, in Salt Lake City, Utah.
Jen Shah Husband
Is Jen Shah married? She is married to her husband, Sharrieff Shah, and they share two children. She met her husband Sharrieff while attending Salt Lake City’s University of Utah in the early ’90s. Shah is a cornerbacks and co-special teams coordinator for the University of Utah football team. He started three seasons for the Utes from 1990-93 at strong safety before he incurred a career-ending neck injury three games into his senior season. A team captain, Shah was an honorable mention all-Western Athletic Conference safety in 1991 and 1992. He was named the Sports Illustrated National Defensive Player of the Week and WAC Player of the Week in Utah’s 1991 win over Oregon State, when he contributed 13 tackles, five tackles for loss, three sacks and two forced fumbles. He also ran indoor track for the Utes, competing in the 60-yard dash and long jump from 1990-92. He qualified for the WAC Indoor Track and Field Championships all three years.
Jen Shah Children
Jen Shah and Sharrieff are parents to Sharieff Shah Jr. and Omar Shah.
Jen Shah Family
Jen Shah is the daughter of Charlene Bonnie Vincent Lui and Sione Kaisa Lui. She left Tonga to come to the United States to further his education. He attended Church College of Hawaii and Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah. It was at BYU where he met his wife Charlene Bonnie Vincent Lui. They married on May 19, 1973, in Honolulu, Hawaii. He passed away on September 8, 2018, at the age of 71, in Provo, Utah surrounded by his family. Jen has five siblings; Judd, Jenohn, Jessica, Jerrit, and Jacob.
Jen Shah Net Worth
Jen Shah’s net worth is estimated to be $3 million.
Jen Shah Religion
Jen Shah converted from Mormonism to Islam after learning about the mistreatment of black people in the Mormon religion.
Jen Shah Ethnicity
Jen Shah is of Tongan, Hawaiian, and Chinese ethnicity.
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