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New clip reveals Jen Shah’s arrest will play out on ‘Real Housewives of Salt Lake City’ Season 2

‘The Real Housewives of Salt Lake City’ debuts on Sunday.

“The Real Housewives of Salt Lake City” star Jen Shah 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

A new clip from Bravo TV confirmed Jen Shah’s arrest will be featured in “The Real Housewives of Salt Lake City” Season 2.

The clip — which you can see on BravoTV.com if you’re an insider member — shows Shah telling her “RHOSLC” cast members that her life is about to take a dark turn.

  • “I have some bad news,” she says to cast member Heather Gay in the clip. “I just got a phone call, and I need to go.”
  • The teaser then cuts to footage of federal agents showing up at Shah’s house and arresting her.

The clip then shows “RHOSLC” star Lisa Barlow talking with Gay, Whitney Rose and new housewife Jennie Nguyen about the scandal, according to Page Six.

  • “How did they know she was here?” Barlow said. “Somebody had to have told them she was here.”

Why was Jen Shah arrested?

Back in March, Shah was arrested for her alleged role in a massive fraud and money laundering scheme, according to the Deseret News.

  • Shah still faces federal charges of “conspiracy to commit wire fraud and money laundering in a purported long-running telemarketing scam,” according to NBC New York.
  • She was arrested in Salt Lake City on an indictment that came from Manhattan federal court.
  • Stuart Smith, who appeared with Shah on “Real Housewives,” was also arrested in the scheme.

Why ‘RHOSLC’ Season 2 will include Jen Shah

An unnamed source told People magazine that “RHOSLC” did not stop filming during Season 2 when Shah was arrested. In fact, the group had been planning a trip to Vail, Colorado, when the arrest happened.

Unnamed sources told Us Weekly magazine that “RHOSLC” views the arrest as a big storyline for the new season.

  • “Production sees this as a great story line,” the source told Us Weekly. “One that everyone will want to see unfold.”
  • “It’s ratings gold,” the unnamed source told Us Weekly. “They’re going to use as much footage as they can that they’re legally allowed to use.”

When does ‘The Real Housewives of Salt Lake City’ Season 2 debut?

“The Real Housewives of Salt Lake City” premieres Sunday at 7 p.m. MT on Bravo.