Todd and Julie Chrisley are ‘devastated’ and ‘plan to appeal’ tax/bank fraud conviction


Todd and Julie Chrisley are ‘devastated and disappointed’ and ‘plan to appeal’ tax/bank fraud conviction… as season 10 of their reality show is jeopardized

Chrisley Knows Best stars Todd and Julie Chrisley are ‘devastated and disappointed’ after being found guilty Tuesday of conspiring to defraud community banks out of more than $30M of fraudulent loans.

‘Both Chrisleys are devastated and disappointed with the verdict and will be pursuing an appeal,’ their lawyer Steve Friedberg told People on Thursday.

‘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. 

Guilty: Chrisley Knows Best stars Todd and Julie Chrisley are 'devastated and disappointed' after being found guilty Tuesday of conspiring to defraud community banks out of more than $30M of fraudulent loans (pictured in 2019)

Guilty: Chrisley Knows Best stars Todd and Julie Chrisley are ‘devastated and disappointed’ after being found guilty Tuesday of conspiring to defraud community banks out of more than $30M of fraudulent loans (pictured in 2019)

‘They have their priorities in order and are currently concentrating on the welfare of their children and Todd’s mother, Elizabeth Faye Chrisley.’

A federal jury in Atlanta convicted 53-year-old Todd and 49-year-old Julie of tax evasion and conspiring to defraud the IRS, and she was convicted of wire fraud and obstruction of justice.

In addition, the Chrisley’s accountant Peter Tarantino was convicted of conspiring to defraud the IRS and filing two false corporate tax returns on behalf of their film production company.

Their lawyer Steve Friedberg told People on Thursday: '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'

Their lawyer Steve Friedberg told People on Thursday: ‘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’

Friedberg added: '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 (L)'

Friedberg added: ‘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 (L)’

Legal woes: A federal jury in Atlanta convicted 53-year-old Todd and 49-year-old Julie of tax evasion and conspiring to defraud the IRS, and she was convicted of wire fraud and obstruction of justice

Legal woes: A federal jury in Atlanta convicted 53-year-old Todd and 49-year-old Julie of tax evasion and conspiring to defraud the IRS, and she was convicted of wire fraud and obstruction of justice

Aiding and abetting: In addition, the Chrisley's accountant Peter Tarantino was convicted of conspiring to defraud the IRS and filing two false corporate tax returns on behalf of their film production company

Aiding and abetting: In addition, the Chrisley’s accountant Peter Tarantino was convicted of conspiring to defraud the IRS and filing two false corporate tax returns on behalf of their film production company

Tarantino and the married couple of 26 years – who are now on house arrest – face up to 30 years in prison when they get sentenced on October 6 at 9:30am. 

That doesn’t give Todd (born Michael) and Julie much time to shoot the 10th season of their boisterous reality show, which the USA Network had renewed on May 10.

Plus, the E! Network greenlit a new speed-dating match-making series Love Limo hosted and executive produced by the so-called ‘patriarch of perfection.’

Fighting for their lives: Tarantino and the married couple of 26 years - who are now on house arrest - face up to 30 years in prison when they get sentenced on October 6 at 9:30am

Fighting for their lives: Tarantino and the married couple of 26 years – who are now on house arrest – face up to 30 years in prison when they get sentenced on October 6 at 9:30am 

Jeopardized: That doesn't give Todd (born Michael) and Julie much time to shoot the 10th season of their boisterous reality show, which the USA Network had renewed on May 10

Jeopardized: That doesn’t give Todd (born Michael) and Julie much time to shoot the 10th season of their boisterous reality show, which the USA Network had renewed on May 10

Still on? Plus, the E! Network greenlit a new speed-dating match-making series Love Limo hosted and executive produced by the so-called 'patriarch of perfection' (2006 stock shot)

Still on? Plus, the E! Network greenlit a new speed-dating match-making series Love Limo hosted and executive produced by the so-called ‘patriarch of perfection’ (2006 stock shot)

'Life is a party' Peacock also renewed spin-off Growing Up Chrisley - starring the Chrisley's children Savannah and Chase (pictured May 11) - for a fourth season to premiere in July

‘Life is a party’ Peacock also renewed spin-off Growing Up Chrisley – starring the Chrisley’s children Savannah and Chase (pictured May 11) – for a fourth season to premiere in July

Peacock also renewed spin-off Growing Up Chrisley – starring the Chrisley’s children Savannah and Chase – for a fourth season to premiere in July.

Last Saturday, Todd – who boasts 4.9M social media followers – posted the quote, ‘God doesn’t give us what we can handle. God helps us handle what we are given’ with the caption: ‘Always remember, God is always in control.’

During the three-week trial, it was revealed that the Southern grandfather-of-two’s alleged ex-lover and business partner Mark Braddock – who was granted immunity – was the one who tipped off authorities.

Last Saturday, Todd - who boasts 4.9M social media followers - posted the quote, 'God doesn't give us what we can handle. God helps us handle what we are given' with the caption: 'Always remember, God is always in control'

Last Saturday, Todd – who boasts 4.9M social media followers – posted the quote, ‘God doesn’t give us what we can handle. God helps us handle what we are given’ with the caption: ‘Always remember, God is always in control’

'Please pray for us': On Wednesday, the Chrisley's 32-year-old estranged daughter Lindsie Instastoried that she and her family were 'deeply saddened' over the verdict and she's taking a hiatus from her podcasts until 'the time is right'

‘Please pray for us’: On Wednesday, the Chrisley’s 32-year-old estranged daughter Lindsie Instastoried that she and her family were ‘deeply saddened’ over the verdict and she’s taking a hiatus from her podcasts until ‘the time is right’

2020 family portrait: The Southern grandparents-of-two are also parents of son Kyle, 30; daughter Savannah, 24; son Chase, 26; and son Grayson, 16 (also pictured with Todd's mother Faye and granddaughter Chloe)

2020 family portrait: The Southern grandparents-of-two are also parents of son Kyle, 30; daughter Savannah, 24; son Chase, 26; and son Grayson, 16 (also pictured with Todd’s mother Faye and granddaughter Chloe) 

On Wednesday, the Chrisley’s 32-year-old estranged daughter Lindsie Instastoried that she and her family were ‘deeply saddened’ over the verdict and she’s taking a hiatus from her podcasts until ‘the time is right.’

Todd and the breast cancer survivor are also parents of son Kyle, 30; daughter Savannah, 24; son Chase, 26; and son Grayson, 16.

The ninth season of Chrisley Knows Best premieres June 23 on the USA Network.

Excited? The ninth season of Chrisley Knows Best premieres June 23 on the USA Network

Excited? The ninth season of Chrisley Knows Best premieres June 23 on the USA Network

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