“That’s where I’m at, being so angry because my whole life could change,” she said. “And I don’t mean money. But the two people that I’ve always had there for me and that’s been my support system and who I’ve leaned on.”
Federal prosecutors say the Chrisleys’ wealth was a lie and the couple manufactured documents and defrauded local banks out of $30 million dollars in loans, eventually filing bankruptcy and walking away from more than $20 million owed. https://t.co/kZ0jqoSTGu
During their three-week trial, Assistant US Attorney Annalise Peters claimed that Todd and Julie submitted false documents exaggerating their wealth to banks to borrow over $30 million that they “burned” on their affluent lifestyle while additionally hiding money from the IRS.
According to People, Julie, 49, discussed how she and Todd have been steadfast in their Christian faith.
“Everyone has it hard. But the one thing God has said is ‘I will never leave you, I will never forsake you.’ He didn’t promise us it was always going to be rainbows and sunshine,” Julie shared. “But he always promised that the rain would eventually stop.”
As previously reportedly, reality show stars Todd and Julie Chrisley have been charged with bank and tax fraud. And sentencing isn’t anticipated until the Fall. However, as they’re awaiting their trial date; more secrets it seems, are coming out the closet; including Todd’s gay love affair with his former assistant at Chrisley Asset Management; Mark Braddock.
The fraud case has been the catalyst to the actor’s exposure to the public; since not only his former employee/lover was called to the stand; but numerous others were called to testify against the Chrisley’s as well. Nonetheless, Todd Chrisley denies the rumors; but says he’s flattered that people give him so much credit. Well, apparently he considers a rumor about a two-decade affair on his wife is…well…’flattering’. Even still; he denies the claims.
Regardless, Mark, 57, testified in late May against his former supervisor inside an Atlanta courtroom. He further claims that after the one-year tryst came to a halt, the breakup didn’t stop them from remaining friends until he got fired in 2012.
When Did The Affair Start
The affair allegedly started in early 2000’s and lasted a year. Braddock revealed to the court that it was his first gay experience. But the real opprobrium is that both men were married. Mark’s been married to Leslie Braddock for 34 years.
Undoubtedly, there were a lengthy list of charges that had been tied to them after Braddock worked with the FBI to explain how the two Chrisley Knows Best stars had filed loans under false pretense; and even used new loans to pay off old loans.
It was mentioned in court that Todd; with some help from a business partner, had worked out a way to make it look like he had a bank account with $4 million in it when no such account existed. The Chrisley’s also owed money to to the government in back taxes and more. Finally, after being found guilty on the charges; it was learned that both Todd and Julie Chrisley could face up to 30 years in prison; though we won’t learn more on that front until October 6. Moreover, The Chrisley’s lawyer has projected an appeal on the case.
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.)”
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