Todd and Julie Chrisley of Chrisley Knows Best, a reality TV show revolving around the lives of Georgia real estate tycoon Todd Chrisley and his wealthy family, were sentenced on Monday months after they were found guilty in a tax evasion case.
A federal judge sentenced Todd Chrisley to 12 years in prison plus 36 months supervised release while his wife, Julie, was sentenced to 7 years in prison, plus 36 months supervised release.
“The seriousness of the Chrisleys’ crimes cannot be understated. After they defrauded community banks out of tens of millions of dollars, they hid millions of dollars from the IRS, all while going on television to boast about how much they spend on designer clothes,” prosecutors wrote in the sentencing memorandum obtained by Channel 2 Action News. “And when they learned that they were under investigation for those crimes, they involved their own family members and friends to obstruct justice.”
The prosecutor was reported to have said, “The Chrisleys have built an empire based on the lie that their wealth came 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.”
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The couple requested the courts to approve a motion for bail pending appeal, which would grant them bail while they await the appeal process to finish. On top of it, they requested the surrender date to be extended three weeks. However, both their requests have been denied and they are expected to report to prison on 17th of January.
Todd will serve his sentence at the Federal Prison Camp Pensacola in Escambia County, Florida, while Julie is expected to spend the next 7 years of her life at Federal Correctional Institution and Federal Prison Camp Marianna.
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According to reports they both will be placed together with other non-violent criminals.
“They’re almost like a college dormitory situation. There’s usually no fences or barbed wire, or things like that. There’s obviously monitors and cameras and so on, but it is a fairly relaxed atmosphere,” veteran defense attorney, Paul Cambria, said. “The camps are basically for white collar, non-violent — a lot of dollars-and-cents kind of crimes, things where violence is not involved.”
Currently, Todd and Julie’s daughter Savannah Chrisley has taken custody of her younger brother and sister.
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