Todd, Julie Chrisley Appeal Process: Legal Expert Weighs In

What’s subsequent? Todd and Julie Chrisley could not have the simplest time interesting their mixed 19-year jail sentence, in response to authorized knowledgeable Neama Rhamani.

“I don’t suppose this enchantment has a lot likelihood of success,” the CEO of West Coast Trial Attorneys completely advised Us Weekly on Tuesday, November 22, in the future after the Chrisley Is aware of Finest couple obtained their sentencing. “I perceive that they’re blaming their former worker Mark [Braddock], however there’s tons of proof of issues that they did, together with what they did for the grand jury, attempting to impede justice. And the issue with an enchantment is you actually need to enchantment some type of authorized error — a mistake that the decide made. It’s very arduous to enchantment a query of reality a jury’s discovering.”

Rhamani continued: “On this explicit case, the jurors thought that it was Todd and Julie who dedicated this fraud, not their former worker.”


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The legal professional hinted that Braddock, who labored for Todd’s foreclosure-management companies till 2012, is probably going dependable. “After I was a former federal prosecutor, my two greatest sources of knowledge had been at all times exes, husbands, wives, boyfriends, girlfriends and former workers. … They know the place the our bodies are buried,” Rhamani mentioned.

Us confirmed on Monday, November 21, that Todd, 53, was ordered to 12 years in jail after being convicted on expenses of tax evasion, financial institution fraud and conspiring to defraud the IRS in June. Julie, 49, was sentenced to seven years. The pair may even must serve 16 months of probation.

Rhamani was “not stunned” by the size of the fact stars’ sentences, claiming Todd and Julie “tried to mislead the court docket at each flip” all through their trial. “They first submitted false paperwork to the grand jury, then they tried to get witnesses to lie below oath they usually had been convicted after all by that Atlanta jury,” the lawyer advised Us. “And as an alternative of accepting duty, they doubled down. They gave interviews, they posted on social media claiming they’re harmless. So, I’m not stunned that the decide didn’t minimize them a break once they failed to just accept any duty for the fraud that they’ve dedicated.”

The TV personalities pleaded not responsible to the costs as their trial kicked off in Could. Rhamani, nevertheless, argued that there would have been “a big profit” to pleading responsible if the couple wished to cut back their sentences.

“Below federal regulation, they must serve 85 % of their sentence, even when they’re mannequin inmates,” Rhamani advised Us. “So, you may get a brief period of time off for good habits in the event that they’re mannequin inmates, after all, however they’re not gonna get the low cost that they may get in sure states the place some states really serve half and even lower than that portion of your sentence.”

The true property mogul and the South Carolina native tied the knot in 1996 and share three youngsters: Chase, 26, Savannah, 25, Grayson, 16. Todd can be the daddy of Lindsie, 33, and Kyle, 31, whom he shares with ex-wife Teresa Terry.

Regardless of the duo’s prolonged jail time, their lawyer advised Us in an announcement on Tuesday that the pair are “optimistic in regards to the street forward” as they plan their subsequent steps. “Yesterday was a tough day for the Chrisley household,” legal professional Alex Little mentioned. “However Todd and Julie are folks of religion, and that religion provides them energy as they enchantment their convictions.”

With reporting by Christina Garibaldi