Todd and Julie Chrisley Wiki, Biography, Age, Family, Arrested, Fast Facts

Todd and Julie Chrisley Wiki, Biography

American reality stars Todd and Julie Chrisley have reportedly begun their combined prison time of 19 years. According to various media, Todd, 53, appeared at The Federal Prison Camp, Pensacola, Florida, on Tuesday, January 17, when he would have turned 12. On the other hand, Julie, 50, checked into the Federal Medical Center in Lexington, Kentucky, where she will serve her seven-year prison sentence.

According to Entertainment Tonight, her initial location was supposed to be Florida, but that changed from the Marianna Correctional Institution of the Sunshine State to the current prison on December 20, 2022.

Todd and Julie Chrisley were found guilty of bank fraud and tax evasion

Todd and Julie were found guilty in June 2022 after federal prosecutors declared they were part of a sprawling bank fraud scheme and concealed their wealth from tax authorities while displaying their extravagant lifestyle.

During their trial, prosecutors testified that the couple deposited false documents with banks and obtained more than $30 million in fraudulent loans. However, they filed for bankruptcy when they were unable to pay.

According to USA Today, prosecutors stated:

“The Chrisleys have built an empire based on the lie that their wealth came from dedication and hard work. The jury’s unanimous verdict sets the record straight: Todd and Julie are professional con artists who have made a living jumping out of a scheme fraud to another, lying to banks, ripping off vendors and evading taxes at every corner.

Aside from the duo, their accountant Peter Tarantino was also convicted. He was charged with one count of conspiring to defraud the government and two counts of willfully filing false tax returns, according to the Justice Department.

Prosecutors stated that Todd and Julie started their reality show and “bragged about their wealth and lifestyle to the American public” despite the fact that they were bankrupt. They also hid from the IRS the millions earned from the program. Prosecutors also claimed that Todd and Julie urged their friends to lie under oath and provided the jury with inaccurate documents.

“The Chrisleys are unique given the varied and broad scope of their fraudulent conduct and the extent to which they engaged in fraud and obstructive behavior over an extended period of time.”

After the trial, Julie’s lawyers argued in a court filing that she had only a small role in the tax fraud case and that instead of going to jail, the proper sentence for her would be probation with special conditions.

The duo insists they are innocent and are appealing their convictions in court. The Chrisleys rose to fame with the 2014 reality television show Chrisley Knows Best on the USA Network. They appeared on the show alongside their children Chase, Savannah, and Grayson.