Reality TV stars Todd and Julie Chrisley of Chrisley Knows Best has been sentenced to federal prison over a $30 million tax evasion and fraud case. An Atlanta judge stamped a combined 19 years jail term on the couple on Monday.
Todd, 53, bagged 12 years in prison, while his wife got seven after being found guilty of federal tax evasion. They will also have to complete a year and four months of probation each after their jail sentences.
Per Fox, the duo is to report to the court by January 15, 2023. However, it’s unclear at this time if Todd and Julie Chrisley will stagger their prison sentences over the fraud case because of their granddaughter, Chloe, 10.
Julie’s lawyers requested that if either of the duo is sentenced to prison, their prison terms should be staggered. Their granddaughter must turn 18, or Julie, 46, will be on supervised release until her hubby is done serving time.
Todd Chrisley has been sentenced to 12 years in prison for federal financial crimes
Julie Chrisley was sentenced to 7 years.
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Todd and Julie Chrisley’s Accountant Also Sentenced to Prison over Tax Fraud Case
Todd and Julie Chrisley were sentenced to prison over conspiracy to commit bank fraud, bank fraud, tax fraud, and conspiracy to defraud the United States. However, Julie was also hit with wire fraud and obstruction of justice charges. But that’s not all.
An accountant hired by the couple, Peter Tarantino, was also found guilty on two counts of filing false tax returns. The finance expert will serve three years jail term, but it starts in May of next year after his hip surgery.
Typically, such charges carry a sentence between 10 and 30 years. However, according to the court documents, their prosecutors asked for lesser, requesting them to pay $20 million.
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The Chrisleys’ Case in View
Todd and Julie were sentenced to prison over a fraud case, but here’s a deeper dive. Their prosecutors claimed that they submitted fake loan docs to banks. The couple also presented fake credit reports and bank statements when they tried to get a house in California.
Todd and Julie’s prosecutors stated that the couple used a company to hide income and keep revenue service from collecting unpaid taxes. In 2019, the couple faced a $2 million state tax evasion, but luckily, the Department of Revenue dropped its claim to $110,000.