Earlier this month, Julie and Todd Chrisley were convicted of tax evasion and fraud, after which the will be are facing up to 30 years in prison. In a recent appearance on the Chrisley Confessions podcast, the couple explained that they are willing to talk more about their legal woes and let the audience know more, but the time is not now.
Todd Chrisley said that they understand that people want to know every detail of what has been going on with them, but they would like the audience to accept their decision because they are not permitted to discuss it right now. Todd also said that they will talk about the problem at some point.
Todd also said that they wanted to come on the show to share with everyone that their family is going through a very terrible and devastating period right now, but they are all holding on and trusting in God, hoping that he would do what he does best because God is a miracle worker. During the podcast, Julie Chrisley also stated that they are still alive and well, and that they appreciate everyone's support.
The couple also mentioned their special gratitude towards the support they have received, which includes about tens of thousands of messages every day, some of which include gifts as well, but urged the fans not to travel from a far distance to do so. Todd said that the family is trying their best to navigate the situation with their kids and added that there have been a lot of tears, heartaches, sorrow, and a lot of trying to understand what this is and how they are right now.
According to Todd Chrisley who said on the podcast that they would love to continue with their podcast as long as they can but after that their kids Chase and Savannah will take over and fill everyone in on all that is going on in their lives at that time.
Julie and Todd Chrisley were found guilty on June 7th of conspiring to conduct bank fraud, defrauding the US government, and tax fraud. Julie was found guilty of wire fraud as well. In a statement to People, the couple's lawyer, Steve Friedberg, said that both of them are heartbroken and upset by the judgment and that they will appeal. Julie and Todd are appreciative of the love and support they have received from their family, friends, and fans, according to the statement.
The pair is devout in their beliefs and will battle until they are vindicated. They have their priorities straight and are now focused on the welfare of their children and Todd's mother, Elizabeth Faye Chrisley. Bruce Morris, another attorney for the couple, said that they are disappointed with the verdict but are planning to appeal.
Lindsie Chrisley, Todd Chrisley's eldest daughter after the verdict, spoke out on her social media, saying that the outcome was not what she had hoped or prayed for and that she was profoundly grieved for herself, her son, and her entire family. She also stated that she will be taking a break from her podcasts titled, Coffee Convos, and The Southern Tea for a while and hopefully return when the time is right. In the meanwhile, she asked that everyone pray for the family.
Todd and Julie fabricated documents to secure $30 million in bank loans to fuel their lavish lifestyles, according to prosecutors, and Julie filed bogus credit card records and bank statements, which were revealed during the three-week trial.
According to Atlanta's WSB-TV couple then filed for bankruptcy, so they wouldn't have to pay them more than the $20 million they owed them. Prosecutors informed the Atlanta Journal-Constitution that the Chrisleys "swindled" smaller banks to accumulate the $30 million debt between 2007 and 2012, two years before their reality show aired in the United States. Prosecutors also claimed that the actors lied about how much money they made from Chrisley Knows Best and how much money Todd owed in unpaid taxes in 2009.
They were accused of constructing a shell company in Julie's name, 7C's Productions, to prevent the IRS from seizing the $500,000 owed from 2009. The ninth season of USA's Chrisley Knows Best will debut on June 23 after a hiatus in December. For a tenth season, the program has been renewed. Todd also hosts and executive produces Love Limo, a speed-dating match-making series.
One of the shocking secret that was revealed during the trial which family had tried to bury was when Todd Chrisley's former business partner Mark Braddock claimed that Todd had cheated on his wife Julie Chrisley with him, and they had paid the blackmailer a large sum of money to keep the supposed homosexual romance hidden. Todd and Julie have been married since 1996 and share three children Chase, Savannah, Grayson along with two kids Lindsie and Kyle who Todd shares with ex-wife Teresa Terry.