The Chrisley Knows Best married couple Todd and Julie Chrisley have finally turned themselves in following their bank fraud and tax evasion case. It is reported that Todd will be serving a 12 years sentence in a minimum security prison camp in Florida, while Julie would be put in a different federal prison in Lexington to serve her 7-year sentence. Read on to know more about it.
Locked Up In Different Prisons…
Todd and Julie Chrisley, who concealed millions from the IRS, have surrendered themselves for bank fraud and tax evasion cases. The Chrisley Knows Best married couple reported to their respective prisons on Tuesday (Jan. 17). The couple has been convicted of 12 counts of tax evasion, bank and wire fraud and conspiracy.
Todd will be serving his sentencing of 12 years in minimum security prison camp FPC Pensacola in Florida, while Julie is locked up in a different federal prison in Lexington, Kentucky at Federal Medical Center Lexington, where she’d be serving her 7-year prison sentencing. If you aren’t aware, Julie was first booked at FCI Marianna in Jackson County, Florida, but was later re-designated to the Kentucky prison in December 2022.
A day before their sentencing, Todd shared a message on Instagram: “HE is always on time … #fightthegoodfight.” He posted this message alongside a clip of Karen Peck, performing “Four Days Late” for the congregation. Their bail and chance to delay their sentences were denied earlier this month. The controversial couple was found guilty of multiple counts of bank and wire fraud, conspiracy and tax evasion in June 2022.
More About Julie & Todd’s Fraud Case…
Todd Chrisley previously denied the allegations of fraud in August 2019 and blamed his former employee, Braddock for framing the couple. “It all started back in 2012 when we discovered that a trusted employee of ours had been stealing from us big time,” Todd wrote on Instagram back then.
“I won’t go into details, but it involved all kinds of really bad stuff like creating phony documents forging our signatures and threatening other employees with violence if they said anything. We even discovered that he illegally bugged our home,” he claimed at that time.
However, Todd claimed that Braddock tried to take revenge on the couple after he was fired and told the U.S. attorney’s office that the couple had committed all kinds of financial crimes. In May 2022, Todd and Julie underwent trial for “bank fraud, tax evasion and conspiracy.”
In the courtroom, Assitant U.S. Attorney Annalise Peters argued that Chrsileys “exaggerated their earnings” so they could borrow more than $30 million. The claim was refuted by the couple’s lawyer. Evidence revealed that the couple continued fraudulent activities even after Braddock was terminated from his job. In June 2022, the jury found them guilty of multiple counts of tax evasion, bank and wire fraud and conspiracy.
Even though the couple decided to appeal, they’ve now confessed to the crime. Todd and Julie Chrisley boasted about their extravagant lifestyle on Chrisley Knows Best – Todd touted himself as a multimillionaire real-estate developer, claiming to make “millions of dollars a year” with his wife. Now, the two are set to spend a significant amount of time behind the bars for their crimes.