Andy Cohen is the king of Bravo and everything related to it The real housewives. As an executive producer on all spin-offs, Cohen is always ready to run everything that goes on. After The Real Housewives of Salt Lake City star, Jen Shah was arrested for fraud, fans of the show wanted to get Cohen’s grip on the rattling event. After days of speculation, the talk show host finally brought his silence on the matter.
What did Andy Cohen say about Jen Shah’s arrest?
Shah is in huge trouble with federal authorities after being accused of participating in a comprehensive telemarketing scheme. When Cohen returned to his Radio Andy hosting tasks, RHOSLC fans wanted to know what his view on the news was.
“I’m waiting to see how it plays out,” Cohen said. “I have nothing to add to what we already know. Other than that, I certainly hope and pray that none of this is true. ”
Cohen did not appear to want to disclose any further information. When his co-host mentioned that they had heard that some of her “Shah Squad” assistants were probably undercover, Cohen sounded shocked.
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A new report suggests so RHOSLC producers will use the footage obtained on the day Shah was arrested. Federal authorities actually went to the place where the housewives were filming while looking for Shah.
“Production sees this as a great story,” a source told Us Weekly. “One that everyone will see unfold.”
The insider said all this drama is “classification of gold” and that the production planned to use “as many footage as they can as they are legally allowed to use.”
What is Jen Shah accused of?
The bravo world was rattled last week when it was reported that Shah had been arrested for fraud. Shah and her assistant Stuart Smith are charged with charges that could see them sentenced to decades in prison if convicted.
Both Shah and Smith “are each charged with a count of conspiracy to commit telemarketing, involving the victims 10 or more persons over the age of 55 with a maximum sentence of 30 years, and a count of conspiracy to commit money laundering. money that has a maximum penalty of 20 years, ”reads the press release.
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HSI Special-in-Charge Peter C. Fitzhugh slammed Shah and Smith for their alleged fraud.
“Shah and Smith flaunted their lavish lifestyle to the public as a symbol of their ‘success’. In fact, they allegedly built their lavish lifestyles at the expense of vulnerable, often elderly, working-class people, ”Fitzhugh said in a statement. “As alleged, disturbingly, Shah and Smith objectified their very real human victims as ‘leads’ to be bought and sold, offering their personal information for sale to other members of their scam ring.”
The trial against Shah is expected to start in October this year. Bravo has not released a statement on what will happen to Shah in the show. There is no word if Shah will continue to appear on the hit franchise and talk about the allegations against her. RHOSLC is close to completing the filming of season 2, which is expected to begin airing before the end of this year.