Julie and Todd Chrisley sentenced to jail in fraud case

Todd and Julie Chrisley, the husband-and-wife stars of USA Community’s actuality TV present “Chrisley Knows Best,” on Monday have been every sentenced to jail following their convictions of tax evasion and financial institution fraud earlier this yr, in accordance with a number of reviews.

Todd Chrisley obtained a 12-year sentence, together with 16 months’ probation, whereas his spouse was sentenced to seven years in jail and 16 months’ probation, WSB-TV, an Atlanta information community, reported Monday.

Each Chrisleys have been charged in 2019 with conspiracy to commit financial institution fraud, financial institution fraud, conspiracy to defraud the USA and tax fraud. Julie Chrisley was additionally charged with wire fraud and obstruction of justice. The pair was discovered responsible of the fees in June.

Todd and Julie Chrisley have been sentenced to federal jail in a tax and financial institution fraud case.

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Prosecutors alleged that the Chrisleys submitted faux paperwork to banks when making use of for loans to fund their costly lifestlye. They mentioned that Julie Chrisley additionally submitted a false credit score report and faux financial institution statements when attempting to lease a home in California and that the couple then refused to pay lease a number of months after they began utilizing the house.

The Chrisleys’ accountant, Peter Tarantino, was additionally sentenced Monday to a few years in jail after being discovered responsible of submitting two false company tax returns on behalf of the Chrisleys’ firm, in accordance with Deadline.

The Chrisleys’ present first aired in 2014 and adopted the rich, tight-knit household. The sequence was initially set in Georgia, the place Todd Chrisley amassed his wealth by means of actual property growth, earlier than transferring to Nashville throughout the present’s 4th fourth season. After 9 seasons, USA Community minimize the present.

Within the days main up the sentencing listening to, the youngest of Julie and Todd’s youngsters, Grayson Chrisely, 16, additionally a personality on the present, was hospitalized in a automobile collision.

Grayson Chrisley was driving north on Interstate 65 in Nashville when his truck slammed into one other car that was stopped throughout stand-still visitors, mentioned Kirstin Mumford, spokesperson for the Metropolitan Nashville Police Division, in an announcement offered to The Instances.

“When police asked the driver of vehicle 2 [Grayson Chrisley] what happened, he was unable to recall anything, possible due to a head injury,” Mumford mentioned. He was hospitalized for his accidents.

The driving force of the car hit by Chrisely additionally was injured however refused ambulance transport, police mentioned. Each automobiles have been totaled and towed from the scene.