The Chrisley family is no stranger to drama, however, it will be interesting to follow their story as Todd and Julie Chrisley have recently reported to prison to begin their respective sentences after a jury convicted them of a multimillion-dollar bank fraud and tax evasion scheme. Todd has been ordered to serve 12 years in federal prison, while Julie will serve seven.
Though the longtime couple, who wed in 1996, are officially beginning their prison sentences, they are currently in the process of appealing their convictions. Their attorney Alex Little of Burr & Forman LLP has expressed optimism about the road ahead due to issues with their trial, including the government allegedly lying to jurors about the taxes the couple paid.
Little said, “Their trial was marred by serious and repeated errors, including the government lying to jurors about what taxes the couple paid. Based on these issues, we are optimistic about the road ahead.”
Prior to reporting to prison, Todd participated in one last interview conducted by his son Chase Chrisley and Julie spoke to son Chase Chrisley’s fiancée Emmy Medders on a Chrisley Confessions podcast episode. During the podcast, Julie spoke about the challenges they would face while being separated in prison.
“There is that possibility of my husband and I being separated. But there’s a difference between my husband and I being separated for a period of time and having to say goodbye forever,” Julie said. “It almost makes me feel ashamed that I’m even worried.”
“I think it puts things into perspective for me because we all think our hard is the hardest thing,” she continued.
The Chrisleys have been in the public eye since 2014 when their reality show “Chrisley Knows Best” first aired. During the series, fans watched as the couple navigated life with their 5 children in suburban Atlanta. The show went on to become a hit, airing for 8 seasons before being canceled in October 2020.