Reality TV: A couple of American television stars sentenced to 12 and 7 years in prison

Stars of the American reality show “Chrisley Knows Best”, which has been broadcast since 2014, Julie and Todd Chrisley were respectively sentenced to seven and twelve years in prison on November 21 for fraud and tax evasion.

The penalties are strong. This Monday, November 21, Todd Chrisley, 54, was sentenced to twelve years in prison for bank fraud and tax evasion, while his wife Julie, 49, was sentenced to seven years for her involvement.

Reality stars Todd and Julie Chrisley, known for their “Chrisley Knows Best” show, will probably serve a large part of these prison terms, estimates a legal expert consulted by People, who indicates that in this area the sentences are reduced for good conduct. relatively low in the United States.

Both were also sentenced to three years of supervised release to be completed after serving their prison terms, according to a news release from the US Attorney’s Office for the Northern District of Georgia.

According to the New York Times, Todd and Julie Chrisley are expected to report to prison in early 2023. Although the couple are expected to appeal the judge’s decision, there is little chance that this will change the situation. “The fact that they did not accept any responsibility, even after being sentenced, is one of the reasons why the judge hammered repeatedly and why they gave them such harsh sentences. They took no action to mitigate what they had done.”

Indicted in 2019, Todd and Julie Chrisley were found guilty of a series of charges in June and have been under house arrest at their Nashville property ever since, awaiting sentencing.

A $36 million loan

A jury found the Chrisleys guilty of falsifying audits, bank statements and their personal finances to obtain $36 million in loans. The couple later spent the money on “luxury cars, designer clothing, real estate and travel, and used new fraudulent loans to pay off old ones,” the US attorney’s office news release said.

The couple’s accountant, Peter Tarantino, 60, was also found guilty of tax offences. He was sentenced to three years in prison followed by three years of probation.

Todd and Julie Chrisley are the parents of Chase, 26, and Savannah, 25 (Todd is also the father of Kyle, 31, and Lindsie, 33, from his previous marriage), but also Grayson, 16, and Chloe, 10. , who is now challenging custody while they serve their sentences.

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