Todd and Julie Chrisley have said they plan to lean on their faith in God as they prepare an appeal to defend themselves just one day after being sentenced to 12 and seven years in prison for fraud and tax evasion, respectively.
The Chrisleys, through a spokesperson for their lawyers, told DailyMail.com in a statement that they will appeal the decision after the ‘Chrisley Knows Best’ stars were given harsh terms in an Atlanta court, where prosecutors argued that ‘ they defrauded the banks. of $30 million in loans then avoided paying taxes for years, even after filing for bankruptcy.
Attorney Alex Little said the trial was completely flawed and their faith “will give them strength” as they try to fight the case before they are due to appear for sentencing on January 1, echoing his daughter Savannah, who said Sunday that they are trusting their faith in God over the system.
While they did not address earlier allegations that the case is based on the complaints of a disgruntled employee, they did accuse the government of misleading the jury on the tax fraud allegations.
The statement read: ‘Yesterday was a difficult day for the Chrisley family. But Todd and Julie are people of faith that gives them strength when they appeal to their convictions. Their trial was marred by serious and repeated errors, including the government lying to jurors about the taxes the couple paid. Based on these issues, we are optimistic about the way forward.”
Todd and Julie Chrisley have said they plan to strike back just one day after they were sentenced to 12 and seven years in prison for fraud and tax evasion.
The Chrisleys (pictured in a court sketch), through a spokesperson for their lawyers, told DailyMail.com in a statement that they will appeal the decision after the ‘Chrisley Knows Best’ stars were given harsh terms in court in Atlanta, where prosecutors argued they “swindled” banks out of $30 million in loans and then avoided paying taxes for years, even after filing for bankruptcy.
Julie Chrisley, 49, is seen at her home in Nashville, Tennessee, on Tuesday, one day after she was sentenced to seven years in prison. She has until January 1 before she begins her term.
Julie Chrisley stepped out in her $1.6 million Nashville home on Tuesday, emerging from the mammoth house in her sweatpants.
They insist they are the victims of false accusations and a smear campaign by a ‘disgruntled’ employee.
That man claims he had a homosexual affair with Todd Chrisley and that he had a front-row seat into the couple’s life and financial lies.
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Julie had ditched her trademark baggy, glam outfit for a somber gray tracksuit. Todd was nowhere to be seen
The family’s gigantic home in a suburb of Nashville, Tennessee. A luxury car was parked outside on Tuesday.
Julie and her husband look glamorous in October of last year.
In a last-minute clemency bid, they told the judge that their 10-year-old adopted daughter, Chloe, “doesn’t want to live if [her] mom is leaving
On Tuesday morning, their lawyer Bruce Morris confirmed to DailyMail.com that they planned to appeal the sentences.
Last night, their 25-year-old daughter Savannah took to Instagram to defend them.
He posted a quote from Twitter pastor Kimberly Jones saying: ‘Noah didn’t stop building the ark to explain himself to everyone who doubted and hated him. Keep building your ark. The rain will speak.
Savannah often appeared on the NBC family show Chrisley Knows Best. The show has now been cancelled, along with the rest of her projects.
The rest of the couple’s children have not been as vocal.
Lindsie Chrisley, who split from her famous father but recently reconciled with him, posted a photo with her friends who had come to her house to support her with a ‘bottle of champagne’.
Todd and Julie’s three sons, Kyle, 31, Chase, 26 and Grayson, 16, have yet to comment on their sentence and have not responded to inquiries from DailyMail.com.
‘The Chrisleys have built an empire based on the lie that their wealth came from dedication and hard work.
Todd Chrisley boasts of spending $300,000 a year on clothes for his family just two years after filing for bankruptcy
The 2012 court filing reveals how Chrisley claimed she only had $100 in cash, nothing in her bank account, $650 worth of clothing, and a $1,300 platinum wedding ring.
Chrisley claimed he had $4.2 million in assets but almost $50 million in debt when he filed his return in 2012.
“The jury’s unanimous verdict sets the record straight: Todd and Julie Chrisley are career con artists who have made their living jumping from one fraud scheme to another, lying to banks, ripping off sellers and evading taxes at every turn.” said prosecutor Annalize Peters yesterday. .
Todd and Julie live in Nashville, Tennessee, in a $3.4 million house. They were charged in Georgia, where they also own property.
Since 2014, they have promoted themselves as a holier-than-thou family and have appeared on multiple reality shows and spin-offs.
But it was their zest for the spotlight that ultimately put them on prosecutors’ radar.
Todd and Julie Chrisley are shown in a court sketch completed yesterday during their sentencing. They were given 12 years and seven years in prison.
The TV personality couple was found guilty of defrauding banks out of $30 million to finance a lavish lifestyle that they claimed was the result of a successful joint real estate career. They are in the photo on Saturday
Hard times: The couple’s daughter, Savannah, posted this quote about Noah’s Ark on her Instagram page last night (left), while their other daughter, Lindsie, said her friends had come to comfort her with champagne
Savannah Chrisley, left, and Chase Chrisley, right, leaving court yesterday after their parents’ sentencing. His other adult siblings were not in attendance and the younger children were at home.
Before the show, they filed for bankruptcy in 2014, citing $50 million in debt. Todd’s lawyer claimed at the time that he personally guaranteed a business loan, but records seen by DailyMail.com show how he claimed he had nothing in his bank account and only $100 in cash at the time.
He listed assets, mostly property, totaling $4.2 million, but his debts were $49.2 million.
The judge granted him a pardon, and the outcome of the case wiped out a $20 million debt.
However, two years later, he went on television bragging about how he spent $300,000 a year on clothes for his family.
It was the beginning of many family shows and probably the end of his free career.
In 2019, they were charged with fraud and tax evasion.
The couple later moved from their Georgia home to a smaller property in Nashville, where much of the show was filmed.