Todd and Julie Chrisley sentenced to prison for a long time
TV stars Todd and Julie Chrisley were found guilty of bank fraud and tax evasion this Monday and were sentenced directly to prison. It was not expected from TV stars like Todd and Julie Chrisley for such an allegation but now they are found to be guilty. According to reports they robbed almost $30 million by unfair means.
Todd Chrisley for 12 years and Julie Chrisley for 7 years will be sent behind bars along with 3 years of supervised release. The court has also ordered them to pay restitution in an amount which will be determined later.
From the statement of prosecutors, “The Chrisleys have built an empire based on the lie that their wealth came from dedication and hard work.” They further added that the jury’s unanimous verdict sets the record straight, Todd and Julie Chrisley were called “career swindlers” who jumped from one fraud to another for making money in addition to lying to banks, stiffing vendors, and evading taxes. This mean-full act even got the prosecutors to punish them for more than 10 years of prison earlier.
The duo got popularity from the TV show titled “Chrisley Knows Best”
From their popular show “Chrisley Knows Best” which depicts a happy and cheerful family was quite loved by the viewers and got a good amount of audience. According to reports, the couple had a grand wedding which was also through a bank fraud scheme. They hid everything from the bank, also dragged their former business partners for submitting the fake documents to obtain the loans.
They used the money on buying cars, clothes, expense and stuff like traveling. Also, they asked for new loans to pay back the old ones. Todd Chrisley told the bank that he was bankrupt and claimed almost $20 million of the loans. Meanwhile, he was already earning money from the show.
They got caught in June this year, and since then case was going on. Todd Chrisley when asked about it after the conviction talked about how hard the time is going for his family and called it “heartbreaking.”