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A GoFundMe page for “The Real Housewives of Salt Lake City” star and accused fraudster Jen Shah was taken down by the fundraising site after just 24 hours.
Shah and an alleged accomplice have been accused of fleecing some $5 million from unsuspecting victims in an allegedly fraudulent telemarketing scheme.
And a plea for help fighting the rap went over poorly with users of the site.
“We are asking 10,000 caring souls to donate $2.5 million,” her cousin, Danny Filipe, wrote on the site. “Jen is facing decades incarcerated in prison separated from her family if she’s [unable] to mount a competent and well thought out the defense.”
“In seven weeks, Jen and her family have spent over $138,000 in legal fees and costs. My family is asking for your help for Jen and the Shah family,” the page added.
After users of the site complained, the page was removed.
GoFundMe said in a statement on the shuttered page that “the fundraiser violates our Terms of Service. The fundraiser has been removed from the platform.”
Under Section A of the site’s Prohibited Conduct terms, subsection 9 prohibits donations used “for the legal defense of alleged crimes associated with … financial crimes or crimes of deception.”
Before it was taken down, the page raised just $225 of its $2.5 million goal.
Shah — who’s known to Bravo viewers for her lavish spending — was charged in April with wire fraud and money laundering. She has been accused by prosecutors of being involved in “the highest level.”
She’s out on a $1 million bond and was spotted with what looked like boxes of takeout food in front of her home Tuesday.
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