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‘Real Housewives of Orange County’ star Tamra Judge weighs in on the Jen Shah scandal

Tamra Judge — one of the legendary stars of ‘RHOC’ — criticized Jen Shah for her recent arrest

Tamra Barney and Eddie Judge attend the premiere of “People LIke Us” at Regal Cinemas L.A. LIVE on Friday June 15, 2012 in Los Angeles, California.
Tamra Barney and Eddie Judge attend the premiere of “People Like Us” at Regal Cinemas L.A. Live on Friday, June 15, 2012, in Los Angeles, California.
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“The Real Housewives of Orange County” star Tamra Judge recently criticized “Real Housewives of Salt Lake City” star Jen Shah over her arrest, and she did not hold back.

What did Tamra say about Jen Shah?

Tamra Judge said on the “Realitea with Derek Z” show that Shah did not make a smart move by appearing on “RHOSLC.”

  • “If you are doing illegal stuff, you’re an idiot, and if you’re doing illegal stuff and you go on a reality show, you’re a special type of idiot,” she said, referring to the fraud charges Shah is facing. “Why go on reality TV if you’re doing criminal acts? You’re just asking for it.”

Judge said the justice system still needs to work itself out, according to PageSix.

  • “(I’d) like to say she’s innocent until proven guilty.”

Why was Jen Shah arrested?

Jennifer Shah was arrested March 30 on charges in New York for her connection to an alleged telemarketing scheme, according to the Deseret News.

  • Shah, of Park City, and Stuart Smith, of Lehi, were arrested “on charges of conspiracy to commit wire fraud in connection with telemarketing and conspiracy to commit money laundering. The two charges carry up to 30 years and 20 years in prison, respectively,” according to the Deseret News.

Will Shah be on ‘RHOSLC’ Season 2?

She wants to be. According to Us Weekly magazine, Shah “still intends on filming with the cast” for Season 2 of the show.