Todd and Julie plan to appeal the convictions later.19 years in prison for tax evasion.
The couple were convicted of tax evasionand on Monday, Judge Eleanor Ross of the U.S. District Court in Atlanta sentenced Todd Chrisley to 12 years in prison and Julie Chrisley to seven years.
A day after the sentencing, the couple’s lawyers said they planned to fight their convictions.
“Yesterday was a difficult day for the Chrisley family,” Alex Little said in a statement to CBS News. “But Todd and Julie are people of faith, and that faith gives them strength in pleading their beliefs. Based on these issues, we are optimistic about the future.”
Their sentence also included three years of imprisonment followed by supervised release and an order to pay damages in an amount to be determined later.
“The Chrisley family built an empire on the lie that their wealth came from dedication and hard work,” prosecutors wrote. “The jury’s unanimous verdict sets the record straight. Todd and Julie Chrisley are career scammers who have made a living by jumping from one scam scheme to another, lying to banks, stiffening vendors, and evading taxes at every corner.”
federal prosecutorThe couple should each be sentenced to 10 years or more in prison.
“Sending the message to Chrisleys and others that tax evasion is a serious crime and that wealthy tax evaders who use private firms to avoid paying taxes will face significant prison sentences. We must,” the prosecutor said in the sentencing memo.
A couple on a reality showchrisley knows best” Other spin-off shows In 2019, he was indicted on 12 counts, including tax evasion, conspiracy, bank fraud and wire fraud.
U.S. Federal Attorney Ryan K. Buchanan said in June 2022: press release Todd and Julie Chrisley conspired to swindle an Atlanta-area community bank to obtain over $30 million in personal loans before the start of the first TV show in 2014. And spent that money on cars, clothes, real estate, and travel. Buchanan said they used the new loan to pay off the old one.