A judge sentenced Todd to 12 years in prison and Julie to seven. The former reality stars were found guilty on all counts in June 2022 and if given the maximum sentence, were facing up to 30 years behind bars.
“[November 21, 2022] was a difficult day for the Chrisley family. But Todd and Julie are people of faith, and that faith gives them strength as they appeal their convictions,” the family’s attorney, Alex Little, told In Touch in a statement on November 22, 2022. “Their trial was marred by serious and repeated errors, including the government lying to jurors about what taxes the couple paid. Based on these issues, we are optimistic about the road ahead.”
Todd, 53, was convicted of conspiracy to commit bank fraud, bank fraud, conspiracy to defraud the United States and tax fraud. Julie, 49, was convicted of conspiracy to commit bank fraud, bank fraud, conspiracy to defraud the United States, tax fraud and wire fraud.
Following the verdict, the pair were released on their existing bond with several conditions as they awaited sentencing. In court paperwork obtained by In Touch, Todd and Julie were ordered to “participate in the Location Monitoring Program,” which was used to monitor their movement in their community.
The couple was also ordered to participate in a home detention program and “abide by all requirements of the program, which included the use of “electronic monitoring equipment or other location verification system.”
The twosome remained under home detention with the only exceptions for leaving the house being “employment, education and religious services,” as well as any needed medical or mental health treatment, attorney visits, court appearances and other court-ordered obligations. The couple was also required to report to their probation officer any time they spend more than $1,000.
Todd and Julie were accused of obtaining $30 million in fraudulent bank loans to fund their lavish lifestyle, which was later seen on the USA reality series Chrisley Knows Best. Prosecutors then claimed that the pair evaded paying their taxes from 2008 to 2016.
The Chrisleys were indicted in 2019 in Atlanta on federal tax evasion charges but maintained their innocence in the case, claiming someone else had control over their finances.
The couple went to trial on five counts of bank fraud, one count of conspiracy to commit bank fraud, one count of conspiracy to defraud the United States and one count of tax fraud. Julie was charged with one count of wire fraud and one count of obstruction of justice. Additionally, she was accused of creating a fake credit report and false bank statements to rent a home.
Following the verdict, Todd and Julie had been staying at home while under house arrest. Their son Chase was seen dropping off groceries on June 14, while the couple’s youngest son, Grayson, was spotted washing his car outside of the house on June 13.
Meanwhile, their daughter Savannah’s on-off boyfriend, Nic Kerdiles, appeared to stop by on June 14 for a visit.
After the guilty verdict was revealed, fans wondered what would happen to Todd and Julie’s two children who remain in their custody, Grayson, 16, and granddaughter Chloe, 9, if both are sentenced to prison.
“Depending on the family availability, sometimes, the kids will be raised by close family members if both parents receive prison time,” former federal prosecutor David Haas exclusively told In Touch on June 8.
Prior to her parent’s sentencing, Savannah opened up about how they are coping by putting their faith in God.
“They’re pushing through. We’re at a place where we put our faith in God. We definitely don’t put our faith in the system,” Savannah told Entertainment Tonight in November. “I’ve never seen two people, my parents, be so steadfast in their faith and in prayer and just literally on their knees every morning praying. It’s just so admirable, and that’s kinda just my focus. Just watching them and still learning and growing from them in times like this, and just kinda staying strong through it all and knowing that, in the end, the truth will prevail. And it may get harder before it gets easier, but we have faith.”
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