Todd and Julie Chrisley are planning to appeal their sentencing, their attorney says. Also, based on the condition of their sentencing, Todd and Julie Chrisley are hopeful that they will come out victorious. Get the details below.
Todd And Julie Chrisley Hopeful For Better Sentencing
The celebrity couple is determined to fight their convictions and get a better verdict, Page Six reports. The duo vowed to appeal the decision a day after their combined 19-year sentencing for financial crimes.
A Todd and Julie Chrisley appeal may give rise to favorable outcomes according to their attorney’s position. The duo’s attorney, Alex Little, told People on Tuesday, November 22:
“Yesterday was a difficult day for the Chrisley family. But Todd and Julie are people of faith, and that faith gives them strength as they appeal their convictions.”
Alex’s claim that serious and repeated errors marred the trial made Todd and Julie hopeful of a favorable verdict. The attorney also accused the government of lying to jurors about what taxes the couple paid.
“Based on these issues, we are optimistic about the road ahead,” he concluded.
Todd And Julie Chrisley Sentenced For Fraud
Todd and Julie Chrisley were sentenced in their bank fraud and tax evasion case. https://t.co/vRoZgJlDiK
— TMZ (@TMZ) November 21, 2022
Todd was sentenced to 12 years in federal prison for bank fraud and tax evasion. Julie was sentenced to seven years for her participation in the crimes. The duo bagged an additional 16 months of probation each in addition.
The Chrisley Knows Best stars were found guilty of multiple charges in June after being indicted in August 2019. Subsequently, their reality show and spinoff series were canceled after their sentencing.
A sentencing memorandum written last week by prosecutors accused the Chrisleys of building an empire on lies. The document claimed that the Chrisleys lied about their wealth coming from dedication and hard work.
“The jury’s unanimous verdict sets the record straight: Todd and Julie Chrisley are career swindlers who have made a living by jumping from one fraud scheme to another, lying to banks, stiffing vendors, and evading taxes at every corner,” the document read.
Nevertheless, Todd and Julie maintained their innocence throughout the case. Initially, the pair sought less than the recommended jail time but received way more than what they asked for. However, it was far less than what prosecutors wanted.
Todd and Julie had also filed a joint motion for a new trial because a witness allegedly “lied” during their spring trial, which the court denied on October 28. So hopefully, the truth will be fully unearthed, and justice served for the Chrisley Knows Best stars.