Prosecutors Reportedly Seek Lengthy Prison Time For Todd And Julie Chrisley
Prosecutors are reportedly seeking lengthy prison time for Todd and Julie Chrisley, who could get two decades of jail time for wire fraud and other charges.In June of 2022, a jury found the Chrisleys guilty of several financial crimes, according to the Associated Press. The couple was convicted for taking out fraudulent loans from community banks to the tune of $30 million by using fake documents. They were also found guilty of conspiring to defraud the IRS and tax evasion because, according to prosecutors, they hid income from the IRS using one of their own businesses.
Reality TV’s golden couple, Todd and Julie Chrisley, the stars of Chrisley Knows Best, are going to prison. Earlier today in federal court, the couple received a 19-year combined prison sentence, with Todd sentenced to 12 years and Julie seven years. Described by prosecutors as “career swindlers who have made a living by jumping from one fraud scheme to another,” Todd and Julie were convicted on numerous charges, including conspiracy to commit bank fraud, bank fraud, conspiracy to defraud the United States, wire fraud, and tax fraud. They each received 16 months of probation as well. © Photo: Frazer Harrison (Getty Images) Todd and Julie Chrisley
Last June, a federal jury found the couple guilty of, among other things, not knowing best. Prosecutors successfully argued that the Chrisleys took out $30 million in fraudulent loans and, per Variety, they defaulted on more than $20 million in debt when Todd Chrisley declared bankruptcy in 2012. That money was all on display on Todd and Julie’s hit reality television show Chrisley Knows Best, where the pair LARPed as rich people for 10 seasons on USA.
Chrisley Knows Best stars could face 17 years in prison for fraud conspiracy crimes
Todd and Julie Chrisley of the reality show Chrisley Knows Best could face hefty prison sentences for their conspiracy to commit fraud convictions. Prosecutors are asking that the Chrisleys be sentenced to up to 17 years behind bars, per reports. According to a 71-page sentencing memorandum obtained by WSB-TV 2 Atlanta, prosecutors state that "a lengthy period of incarceration is warranted.
“Todd and Julie Chrisley are career swindlers who have made a living by jumping from one fraud scheme to another, lying to banks, stiffing vendors, and evading taxes at every corner,” prosecutors wrote in a 71-page sentencing memo. “Their ‘empire’ was built upon the backs of defrauded community banks that collapsed while Todd Chrisley used the stolen money to fly to Los Angeles for bi-weekly haircuts.”
Those teeth aren’t going to brighten themselves, federal prosecutors. This family, whatever it is they do, needs to be camera ready. On the show, Todd posed as a “real estate tycoon,” holding down the fort as viewers wondered, “who is this person, and why are they rich?” While it was fair to assume that someone can be rich from real estate without actually doing any work, in this case, it was more than fair because that’s what happened.
Todd And Julie Chrisley Break Their Silence On Upcoming Prison Sentencing
Todd and Julie Chrisley have broken their silence about their upcoming prison sentencing. See what the reality TV star couple has said.On June 8, 2022 — after a three-week trial in front of a grand jury — Todd and Julie were both found guilty on multiple counts of bank fraud and tax fraud, per E! News. The reality couple was originally set to be sentenced on October 8, but their court date was rescheduled for November 21, per People. On November 16, court documents (via CBS News) revealed the prosecution recommended to the judge that Todd should be sentenced to at least 17-22 years in prison while Julie gets 10-12 years.
Sadly, the Chrisleys won’t be darkening our TV screens any time soon. Both Chrisley Knows Best, previously renewed for a tenth season, and Growing Up Chrisley have been canceled—though some episodes of Chrisley Knows Best’s 10th season filmed before the trial will air next year. As for Love Limo, which Deadline chillingly describes as a dating show “hosted by Todd Chrisley,” will not be moving forward.
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Grayson Chrisley Hospitalized After Car Crash in Nashville .
Chrisley Knows Best star Grayson Chrisley was recently involved in a car accident in Nashville, resulting in the 16-year-old needing medical attention, according to a police report.On. Nov. 12, the youngest son of Todd and Julie Chrisley was rushed to the hospital following an accident on a Tennessee interstate, according to a report from the Nashville police, obtained by TMZ. The Chrisley Knows Best star was traveling on I-65N in his Ford F-150 truck when he collided with the back of a Dodge truck, the report read. The other driver stated to police that while he was stopped in a lane of heavy bumper-to-bumper traffic, he felt the impact of Grayson's car hitting him from behind.