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Report: Jen Shah had ‘no prior red flags’ before she joined ‘Real Housewives’

A new report suggests ‘Real Housewives of Salt Lake City’ star Jennifer Shah had a clean background check

SHARE Report: Jen Shah had ‘no prior red flags’ before she joined ‘Real Housewives’
“The Real Housewives of Salt Lake City” star Jen Shah, right, leaves the U.S. District Court in Salt Lake City on Tuesday, March 30, 2021. Shah, who is married to an assistant football coach at the University of Utah, faces federal fraud charges in New York.

“The Real Housewives of Salt Lake City” star Jen Shah, right, leaves the U.S. District Court in Salt Lake City on Tuesday, March 30, 2021. Shah, who is married to an assistant football coach at the University of Utah, faces federal fraud charges in New York.

Spenser Heaps, Deseret News

“The Real Housewives of Salt Lake City” star Jen Shah did not have any “red flags” when Bravo conducted a background check on her before the show debuted, Page Six reports.

‘RHOSLC’ star Jen Shah had no ‘red flags’

An unnamed source told Page Six that Bravo conducted a background check with the help of a third party.

  • “Even in the best background checks, (the alleged scheme) is not going to come up — if there was a history of or current illegal activity, then that would be uncovered,” a source close to production said.
  • “There is a comprehensive background check and reports are vetted through the network and the production company.”

Did Jen Shah get a background check from Bravo?

However, the source said the background check would only reveal public information and not anything going on behind the scenes.

  • “Since this investigation and arrest only happened this week, there would be no prior red flags that would have shown up,” a source said Friday. “Bravo is not the FBI.”

Jennifer Shah was arrested one week ago on charges of conspiracy to commit wire fraud in connection with telemarketing and conspiracy to commit money laundering, the Deseret News reported. She could face up to 30 years and 20 years for each of those charges, respectively, according to the Deseret News.

Gossip websites such as Page Six and Us Weekly tend to deal with unnamed sources, but often have direct connections to sources close to the celebrities and entertainment venues. PageSix, specifically, is often referenced by cast members of “Real Housewives” shows, so it’s not surprising the article would have a connection to a well-informed source.

Shah isn’t the first “Real Housewives” star to be arrested. “Real Housewives of New Jersey”star Teresa Giudice was arrested for fraud, according to NBC News. She and her husband, Joe, pleaded guilty to multiple counts of fraud. Giudice spent one year in jail and ended up writing a book about it. Her husband spent four years in prison.