Todd, Julie Chrisley Tax Evasion and Fraud Trial: Verdict Revealed

Todd and Julie Chrisley.

After a lengthy trial that lasted for weeks, a jury reached a verdict. ToddAnd Julie Chrisley’s fraud case.

The Chrisley Knows BestCouple were found guilty on all counts Us Weekly I can confirm. “Disappointed in the verdict,” the pair’s lawyer noted in a statement on Tuesday, June 7, adding that “an appeal is planned.”

Sentence will be held at a later time.

In 2019, the couple were charged with 12 counts each of tax evasion. Todd denied the claims in an extensive statement. He also claimed that their former employee was responsible. Mark Braddock was attempting to get “revenge” on the twosome.

“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,” Todd said in 2019. “That got their attention all right, but once we had a chance to explain who he was and what he’d done to us, they realized it was all a bunch of nonsense and they sent him on his way. [He] persuaded a different set of investigators at the U.S. Attorney’s office not only to reopen the case but also to grant him immunity from prosecution for his own crimes and bring charges against us.”

Annalise Peters, Assistant US Attorney, claimed that Todd and Julie obtained more loans than $30 million by lying about their earnings and wealth.

“They made up documents and they lie through their teeth to get whatever they want, whenever they want it,” Peters said in court.

The attorney also claimed that Todd and Julie continued to hide money from the IRS even after Braddock, who was working with the government on this case, no longer was associated the USA stars.

“All along, the goal was to hide the money,” Peter claimed, alleging that the trio “targeted” community banks and used “scrapbooking” to cut and paste parts of financial documents.

When Braddock testified, he claimed that he and Todd had “a personal relationship of an intimate nature,” which the Chrisleys’ lawyer denied.

“I suggest to you that Mark Braddock is the very picture of reasonable doubt,” attorney Bruce Morris pleaded with the jury during his closing statement earlier this month.

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