Reality show stars, Todd and Julie Chrisley revealed that they were “devastated and disappointed’ by the guilty verdict handed down in their federal fraud trial in Atlanta, Georgia, on Tuesday.
“The Chrisleys are devastated and disappointed with the verdict; however, they will be actively pursuing an appeal,” Julie’s lawyer, Steve Friedberg; told Fox News Digital on Wednesday. “They are grateful for all of the love and support they have received from their family, friends and fans.
The Couple Gave Wholesome Vibes
The stars of the USA show “Chrisley Knows Best,” which has run for ten seasons; were indicted by federal prosecutors in 2019; who alleged the couple “swindled” upwards of $30 million from community banks from 2007 to 2012 by inflating their net worth to secure loans; and specifically targeted smaller banks they knew did less due diligence than larger ones. In 2012, Todd filed for bankruptcy; erasing $20 million in loan debt.
“Prosecuting attorney Annalise Peters alleged they actively hid millions they made from the reality show; which began in 2014; as well as $500,000 in taxes Todd owed in 2009. They alleged that the couple actively evaded taxes going back to 2009,” reports the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.
The Chrisley’s Are Obviously Distraught As They Share 3 Children Together
However, one of their daughters; Savannah Chrisley broke her silence to advocate her support for her parents.
“Before you continue reading I would like to ask one thing of you…please be kind. This life is so cruel and we’re all doing the best we can,” she shared. “I will continue to stand by my family and fight for justice. Justice for ourselves and for others that the system has failed. (There is only so much I can comment on legally at this moment.)”instagram