The future. ToddAnd Julie Chrisley were convicted of tax evasion and fraud earlier this month, but a lot of questions still remain — including how much prison time they could be facing.
“It’s pretty serious,” legal analyst Jeffrey W. SteinbergerThe case is being told exclusively by a person who is not connected to the case. Us Weekly. “It’s significant in two ways: one, it’s an enormous [monetary]There are a lot of them, and they can get a very long sentence. Secondly, since they have been on the air and are famous personalities, most prosecutors tend to give heavier sentences to bank fraud and tax fraud cases in an effort to deter non-celebrity people from committing the same crimes.”
The Chrisley Knows BestStar, 53, and his spouse, 49, were convicted of 12 counts of tax fraud, bank and wirefraud and conspiracy following a trial that ended on June 7. After the duo’s indictment in 2019, Todd denied the allegations against them in a lengthy statement, claiming that the charges stemmed from former employee Mark Braddock‘s attempt to get “revenge” on the couple.
“He took a bunch of his phony documents to the U.S. Attorney’s office and told them we had committed all kinds of financial crimes, like tax evasion and bank fraud,” the Georgia native said at the time.
Assistant U.S. attorney Annalise PetersIn the meantime, it was alleged that Todd, Julie, and their income were liars, obtaining more than $30 million in loans. “They made up documents and they lie through their teeth to get whatever they want, whenever they want it,” the lawyer said in court.
The USA personalities aren’t allowed to talk about the results of the trial or their upcoming October 6 sentencing, but they recently opened up about the aftermath of the verdict on an episode of their “Chrisley Confessions” podcast.
“We wanted to let everyone know that it’s a very sad, heartbreaking time for our family right now,” Todd said on Friday, June 17. “But we still hold steadfast in our faith and we trust that God will do what he does because God’s a miracle worker — and that’s what we’re holding out for.”
The second half of Chrisley Knows Best‘s ninth season is set to premiere on Thursday, June 23, but the trial won’t be covered in the new episodes. An insider confirmed this earlier this month. Use that filming was completed before the trial began, noting that production on season 10 also hasn’t started yet.
“They aren’t sure what this means for the future of Chrisley Knows Best and all their other projects that were in the works,” a source told UseAfter the conviction. “No one knows what’s going to happen or what to do at this stage.”
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