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Todd and Julie Chrisley break silence after guilty verdict

Todd and Julie Chrisley on the red carpet.
Todd and Julie Chrisley released a statement following their guilty verdict. Pic credit: ©

Chrisley Knows Best stars Todd and Julie Chrisley released a statement through their attorney after they were found guilty of bank fraud and tax evasion.

The couple sat through a three-week trial as they testified, evidence was presented, and other protocols took place. After deliberating for a few days, the jury returned with a guilty verdict. Todd and Julie were found guilty on all counts.

With their sentencing scheduled for October 6, the Chrisleys’ fate lies in the hands of the judge.

Todd and Julie Chrisley release statement

Following their guilty verdict, the reality TV stars released a statement through their attorney that was given to press outlets.

Through their attorney, Todd and Julie Chrisley said, “Both Chrisleys are devastated and disappointed with the verdict and will be pursuing an appeal. Julie and Todd are so grateful for the love and support shown by their family, friends and fans. They both remain strong in their faith and will continue the ‘fight’ until they are vindicated.  They have their priorities in order and are currently concentrating on the welfare of their children and Todd’s mother, Elizabeth Faye Chrisley.”

With their convictions in place, Todd and Julie each face up to 30 years in prison. Since it is a federal crime, they will be incarcerated in federal prison, which has more strict rules than some local and state prisons.

The sentencing date is subject to change based on what the Chrisleys’ attorney files regarding appeals. Since the date is roughly four months away, and a lot can change in that time. However, what the judge will choose to do about the two underage children the Chrisleys are raising in response to their sentencing remains unknown.

Lindsie Chrisley speaks out about parents’ verdict

Lindsie Chrisley has been estranged from her dad, Todd Chrisley, and mom, Julie Chrisley, for years. They had a very public feud in 2019, and once the dust settled on that, Lindsie was certain she would never reconcile with her parents.

Even though she wasn’t on good terms with her parents, she didn’t want them to be locked up either. Lindsie released a statement on her Instagram story, which gave her thoughts about the guilty verdict. Although she didn’t say much, she was saddened by the verdict and needed time to process it.

What will happen to Todd and Julie Chrisley remains unknown as the sentencing date for October 6 will determine the next move.

Chrisley Knows Best returns Thursday, June 23 at 9/8c on the USA Network.

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    • They deserve everythn taken and do jail time.thate exactly why this country in so much debt people like them.they need to be made an example of .what it goin teach them if they juat get smack on butt.they obviously thought and did get away eith it forever livin large why rest of America struggling.throw the book at em and when they get out of jail thry won’t have one of many home to go to.welcome to poverty stuck up fakes

  1. Prayers for the family, and especially Todd and Julie, Probation would be enough, because murders are set free, lets not over reach this I pray the Judge will see this that way

  2. I agree, their not murderers. They screwed up but there are other ways to punish beside years in prison. Probation and a few weeks in prison maybe, but no more.

  3. They need to abide by the law just like the rest of us just because there famous for the show doesn’t make them above or below of anyone else in the world.

  4. Todd should have gone to prison when he and his pals at Fannie Mae defrauded everyone! Todd and his wife just tired to do the same thing he did with the corporation. I hope they get the book thrown at them! There are people that are going to jail for FAR LESS!!!

  5. To all the Anonymous people-if you say and write it, OWN it also!!! Put your name on it and don’t be a coward. You are no better than the jerk who shoots and kills and then runs away.


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