Todd and Julie Chrisley of American reality TV have been sentenced to 19 years in prison after being found guilty of tax evasion and bank fraud. Todd and Julie were sentenced to 12 and 7 years in prison by US District Judge Eleanor Ross in Atlanta on Monday, November 21. In addition, both received 16-month suspended sentences upon completion of their prison terms.
According to FOX5, the couple will begin serving their sentences on January 15, 2023. In June 2022, Todd and Julie were found guilty. According to federal prosecutors, the two participated in a massive bank fraud scheme and hid their money from tax officials while living lavish lives.
Prosecutors, according to USA Today, stated:
“The Chrisley family built their empire on the illusion that their money was earned through hard work and dedication. Unanimity beliefs establish facts: Todd and Julie Chrisley are professional con artists who have made a living by jumping from scam to scam, lying to banks, insulting homes supply and always evade taxes.”
LATEST: A federal judge sentenced Todd Chrisley to 12 years in prison plus 16 months of probation. His wife, Julie, was sentenced to seven years in prison, plus 16 months of probation.
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Chrisley Knows Best is a reality TV show that deals with “the feats of self-made Atlanta billionaire Todd Chrisley and his family,” according to USA Network.
Todd and Julie Chrisley devise a real scam.
According to press sources, prosecutors claimed during the trial that the couple submitted forged documents to banks and received more than $30 million in illicit loans. Todd and Julie filed for bankruptcy when they couldn’t pay their bank loans. Prosecutors also said that when the couple defaulted, they started their own reality TV show and “flaunted their money and lifestyle to the American people.” They also hid concert earnings, believed to be in the millions, from tax authorities.
Prosecutors also allege that Todd and Julie made their friends swear false statements and provide the jury with incorrect paperwork.
“The Chrisley family is exceptional in terms of the variety and scale of their fraudulent activity, as well as the extent to which they engage in fraud and obstruction over a long period of time.”
Todd’s attorneys argued that the government’s calculation of losses was inaccurate and that authorities had never presented any evidence that his client intended to defraud any organization. any. They also argued that Todd’s crimes had been committed a long time ago and that he had no criminal record, so his prison sentence was “disproportionately severe”. They argued in court that Todd should not be sentenced to more than nine years in prison.
Meanwhile, Julien’s attorneys argued in a court document that she had a minor role in the fraud and that the appropriate sentence for her would be probation with certain restrictions, instead for imprisonment. Todd and Julie have three children: Chase, Savannah, and Grayson. They are also the parents of a 10-year-old girl from her ex’s previous marriage.