Feds want to seize jewelry from disgraced ‘RHOSLC’ star Jen Shah

Feds want to seize jewelry from disgraced 'RHOSLC' star Jen Shah

The feds are coming for Jen Shah’s diamonds.

Federal authorities want to seize two pricey pieces of jewelry from the disgraced “Real Housewives of Salt Lake City” star, according to a new filing in her fraud case.

As part of her plea deal, Shah, 49, was required to forfeit $6.5 million in ill-gotten proceeds from the sprawling telemarketing fraud scheme she helped lead from 2012 to 2021. 

The feds have not been able to track down all the assets she bought with the cash — but did locate a diamond-encrusted silver colored necklace with snowflake shaped pendant from Utah-based Baranof Jewelers and an 18 karat rose gold and diamond ring.

Investigators from the Department of Homeland Security want to seize the bling to help complete the forfeiture obligation, according to the Wednesday filing.

A judge will have to sign off on the request for it to be finalized. The filing does not include a price tag of the items and Shah’s attorneys have yet to respond to the motion. 

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Jen Shah was sentenced to more than six years in prison after pleading guilty to one count of wire fraud.
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Manhattan federal court Judge Sidney Stein sentenced Shah to more than six years in prison at a lengthy hearing in January where the disgraced reality star broke down in tears as she asked for forgiveness. 

“My actions have hurt innocent people. I want to apologize to all of the victims and their families,” Shah said and vowed to reimburse the people she had swindled. 

As part of the nearly decade-long scheme, Shah duped investors, most of them over 55, to invest in online projects and sold bogus business services.

In addition to providing “leads” for possible victims, prosecutors said Shah oversaw a crew of telemarketers out of a Manhattan office and duped victims into making the phony investments before the reality star took the cash.

Shah copped to one count of conspiracy to commit wire fraud in July 2022 after initially pleading not guilty. 

She’s serving her time at a minimum-security federal prison camp in Texas, according to the Bureau of Prisons website. 

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