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RHOSLC’s Jen Shah SOBS over sons being ‘held at gunpoint’ by FBI & cries ‘they could have shot them’ during fraud arrest

REAL Housewives Of Salt Lake City’s Jen Shah SOBBED while opening up about her sons being “held at gunpoint” by the FBI during her fraud arrest. 

The Bravo star cried as she told friend Heather Gay about the harrowing incident that included a large swat team swarming her Utah mansion with AR-15 rifles. 

Jen Shah broke down in tears over her sons being held at gunpoint during her fraud arrest

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Jen Shah broke down in tears over her sons being held at gunpoint during her fraud arrestCredit: Bravo
Real Housewives Of Salt Lake City showed the footage of FBI agents swarming her home

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Real Housewives Of Salt Lake City showed the footage of FBI agents swarming her homeCredit: Bravo
Jen's kids, including her 15-year-old-son, Omar, was 'held at gunpoint' by the FBI agents

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Jen’s kids, including her 15-year-old-son, Omar, was ‘held at gunpoint’ by the FBI agentsCredit: Bravo

On tonight’s episode of Real Housewives Of Salt Lake City – which was filmed four days after she was arrested – Jen, 47, broke down in tears as she opened up about what she put her family through. 

The mom-of-two recounted the moment of her arrest, saying: “I’m in the truck driving home and a white minivan pulls up and a black SUV. 

“So then I’m thinking, ‘I’m getting kidnapped.’ I ask for their identification. And he goes ‘we’re here from New York and we’re here to arrest you.’ 

“They put me in a minivan and put me in a break room. And they handcuff one of my hands to the chair in the break room. And I kept saying ‘where are you taking me?’” 

She then got more emotional as she explained that while this all was happening, more officers were at her Park City chalet to swarm her house while her kids, Sharrieff Jr, 27, and Omar, 15. 

“What I didn’t know is that there were police at the house at that time who held my son at gunpoint, Omar. And I’m like ‘what are you talking about?’ 

“They barged into the house. They open the door and they put them in handcuffs and pull out AR-15 guns on them. We tell the boys, you’re Black in a predominantly white community. 

“So I tell them ‘don’t say anything’ and ‘be polite’ because what if Omar would have moved in a certain way or done something… they could’ve shot him. 

“They would’ve just said ‘we thought he was a threat.’ It makes me sick.” 

The reality star then admitted she felt personal guilt over the situation, explaining: “My family was in that position because of me. Because of something I’m being accused of. 

“As a mother it makes me sick to my stomach.”

Despite their previous feuds, close pal, Heather, 48, closely listened and said she would be there for her friend. 

However, in a confessional, the Beauty Lab & Laser owner was furious over law enforcement’s treatment to Jen’s sons. 

‘OVER THE TOP & AGGRESSIVE’

“To put her 15-year-old boy in handcuffs, that seems highly unnecessary. That is unfair, over the top and aggressive. 

“They are taking this out on the wrong people and I’m infuriated by it.” 

Back in March, Jen was arrested and charged with conspiracy to commit wire fraud in a “telemarketing scheme.”

In addition to Jen, police arrested her assistant, Stuart Smith – who was also featured on the Bravo show.

They were each charged with one count of conspiracy to commit wire fraud in connection with telemarketing and one count of conspiracy to commit money laundering.

According to legal documents, they were both accused of targeting senior citizens in order to scam them out of money in their alleged scheme.

Bravo was met with controversy when the network chose to use the footage of Jen’s children being brought out of the house by armed federal agents while their hands up.

Despite many fans alarmed by the footage – with many saying Bravo went “too far” airing it – they played the scene again in tonight’s episode.

Jen Shah sobbed on tonight's episode admitting she was 'sick to her stomach'

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Jen Shah sobbed on tonight’s episode admitting she was ‘sick to her stomach’Credit: Bravo
Jen shares her two sons with husband Sharrieff Shah

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Jen shares her two sons with husband Sharrieff ShahCredit: Social Media – Refer to Source
The Bravo star was arrested for embezzlement and wire fraud charges

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The Bravo star was arrested for embezzlement and wire fraud chargesCredit: Bravo
RHOSLC’s Jen Shah’s home swarmed by armed feds as officers evacuate sons Omar, 16, and Sharrieff Jr, 26, amid fraud arrest

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