The beginning of Todd and Julie Chrisley’s respective convictions is imminent. According to a Chrisley Knows Best representative speaking to E! News, Todd, and Julie Chrisley went to their separate prisons on January 17 to start serving their sentences after being given lengthy prison terms for tax fraud.
While Julie started her term at a different federal prison in Lexington, Kentucky, Todd reported to the Federal Correctional Institution (FPI) Pensacola in Florida.
Both Todd and Julie pled not guilty to 12 counts, including wire fraud and conspiracy to conduct bank fraud, after the couple was indicted by a federal grand jury in August 2019. However, a federal jury in Atlanta convicted the two guilty on all counts in June. Todd received a 12-year prison term five months later, while Julie received a seven-year term.
U.S. Attorney Ryan K. Buchanan said in a statement to E! News on November 21 that the defendants “defrauded banks out of tens of millions of dollars over the course of a decade while dodging payment of their federal income taxes.”
The seriousness of their criminal scheme is reflected in the length of their sentences, which should serve as a deterrent to anyone who might be tempted to take advantage of the community banking system in our country for improper financial gain.
The Chrisleys experienced a “tough day” on the day of the sentencing, according to the family’s lawyer, Alex Little of Burr & Forman LLP. But Todd and Julie are believers, he said in a statement to E! News on November 22. And when they defend their convictions in court, their faith gives them courage.
When word of the pair’s convictions spread, other well-known people rallied around Julie and Todd, including Raelynn, a former contestant on The Voice, who referred to them as “some of the most amazing and caring people I have ever met.”
In a post to her Instagram Stories on November 21, she reportedly said, “To see the outcomes of today is utterly DISGUSTING.” “It’s uncanny how much misinformation and lies have been propagated about this case and this family.”
The country singer added that she hopes the legal system gets started “really imposing sentences on offenders. HELPING AND LOVING PEOPLE IS NOT GOOD PEOPLE.” The 28-year-old wasn’t the only one, though; Todd and Julie’s makeup artist Paige Szupello also publicly expressed her affection for the family.
Nov. 21: She said on Instagram Stories, “The Chrisley family are one of my life’s absolute biggest joys.” “They are individuals like us. I can’t even imagine going through what you’re going through in the public eye; I wouldn’t want that on my worst enemy. This is a household. the most remarkable family that improves the planet.”
Todd and ex-Teresa Terry share a daughter, Lindsie, age 33, and a son, Kyle, age 31. Along with his wife Julie, the Chrisleys Knows Best star is a father to son Chase, 26, daughter Savannah, 25, and son Grayson, 16. The pair previously thanked supporters for the outpouring of good wishes they have received before their convictions.
On their June 16 Chrisley Confessions podcast, Todd said, “We did want to come on today and let everyone know that it’s a really terrible, heartbreaking moment for our family right now. “We remain consistent in our faith and have confidence in God to do miracles since it is what he does best. We are holding out for that.”