Jen Shah’s record came out clear when Bravo threw the alleged cheater for Season 1 of “The True Hosts of Salt Lake City,” many sources told Page Six.
The network has hired a third party through a production company to investigate Shah’s past, as it did with all RHOSLC wives, sources said.
“Even with the best checks of the past, [the alleged scheme] it will not come out – if there is a history or current illegal activity, then this will be revealed, “said a source close to the production.
“A comprehensive access check is performed and the reports are checked through the network and the production company.”
Sources claim that the investigation would only reveal past wrongdoing that was in the public register, and not reveal any secret current schemes.
“Since this investigation and arrest took place only this week, there would be no previous red flags to be displayed,” a source said on Friday. “Well done, it’s not the FBI.”
On Tuesday, Shah, 47, was arrested for alleged fraud in hundreds of victims, many over the age of 55, in a telemarketing scheme.
She is accused of conspiracy to commit fraud and conspiracy to launder money and faces up to 30 years in prison.
In several interviews, Shah claims to run three companies, including a line of fashion dresses called JXA Fashion, her monthly eyelash subscription line Shah Lashes and her skincare brand, Shah Beauty.
This week, Manhattan’s American lawyer Audrey Strauss said: “Jennifer Shah, who presents herself as a rich and successful businessman on reality television, and Stuart Smith, who is presented as” Shah’s first assistant, “are said to have generated and sold “lists of leaders” to innocent people for other members of their scheme to cheat repeatedly. “
A Page Six report received by Page Six this week shows that Shah had no previous criminal records other than a 1999 traffic quote.
A source also confirmed that if there had been any criminal activity or evidence of an open investigation shown in past checks before casting, Bravo would have considered him a disqualifier and Shah would not have been able to appear on the show.
It is unclear whether the “Housewife” will return to RHOSCL if convicted of her alleged crimes. She is currently filming season 2.
A Bravo spokesman declined to comment until Shah’s representatives could not be immediately contacted for comment.
Representatives of InventTV and Shed Media, the production companies for season 1 of “The True Hosts of Salt Lake City”, did not return our requests for comment.