Todd and Julie Chrisley got dealt a major blow dealt in court last week.
According to legal documents obtained by The Ashley, the Chrisley Knows Best stars had several of their motions— including their Joint Motion for a New Trial— denied by a federal judge on October 28.
In addition, the reality TV stars had their joint motion to be acquitted denied, with the judge instead ruling that the Chrisleys will be sentenced for their crimes on November 21 as scheduled.
The Chrisleys and the prosecutors were ordered to confer and “submit a brief joint filing, within seven days of the date of this order, indicating whether the Court should also set aside a second day (Tuesday, November 22, 2022) for the sentencing hearing.”
Judge Eleanor L. Ross did not provide in-depth reasoning for the ruling, writing that this was “in the interest of efficiency” since the sentencing date is rapidly approaching. However, she indicated that it will be available soon.
“The Court will issue an order fully setting forth its reasoning and analysis regarding
the below rulings at a later date,” the judge wrote.
As The Ashley previously reported, Todd and Julie were each found guilty in June on charges including bank fraud, conspiracy to defraud the United States and tax fraud. (Julie’s charges also include wire fraud and obstruction of justice.)
Shortly after being found guilty, Todd and Julie released an episode of their Chrisley Confessions podcast, in which Todd discussed the verdict.
“It’s a very sad, heartbreaking time for our family right now,” he said. “But we still hold steadfast in our faith, and we trust that God will do what he does best. Because God’s a miracle worker and that’s what we’re holding out for.”
In August, Julie and Todd filed the motion for a new trial. Last month, the prosecution filed a motion a response in opposition to the Chrisleys getting a new trial. On October 26, the court denied the Chrisley’s motion for a status conference.
According to The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Todd and Julie could face up to 30 years in prison when they are sentenced. Their accountant, Peter Tarantino, was also found guilty on charges that include aiding and abetting the filing of false tax returns.
As The Ashley has previously reported, the ‘Chrisley Knows Best’ stars were indicted in 2019, when they were accused of deliberately taking over $30 million in fraudulent loans from small banks for a period of six years, reportedly using the loan money to fund their family’s extravagant lifestyle both before and during the years they appeared on TV.
Prosecutors claimed that the Chrisleys did this by inflating their net worth in order to get loans. Todd then filed for bankruptcy in 2012, which allowed the $20 million in loan debt to be cancelled.
The reality TV couple was also accused of hiding millions of dollars they made from appearing on ‘Chrisley Knows Best,’ as well as tax evasion going back all the way to 2009. Todd reportedly owed $500,000 in taxes and was accused of creating a production company only in Julie’s name so that the IRS had no access to the income they made. The Chrisleys have denied these charges.
As of press time, the Chrisleys are set to be sentenced on November 21 as scheduled.
The Ashley will update this story when more info is available…
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They deserve everything that’s coming to them.
Bout damn time they will be held accountable for their wrongs. Tired of watching frauds get free ride when normal people like us would be given the 30 years. Hope they throw the book at them and get 30 years
This is what’s wrong with the bankruptcy laws.. that they could get out of paying back $20 million in loans and go on to spend, spend, spend
White privilege doesn’t always work in your favor, you plastic, in the closet dorks
White privilege!! STFU
People will try to evade punishment for their wrongs no matter what race they are!!! Look at OJ, the fucker murdered TWO people and got off scot fuckin free!!! Is he white, no he’s black!!!
He wasn’t an ordinary Black man, he was a millionaire and a celebrity. Do you see many Black men walking free after murdering someone (especially someone White)?
You called it, it’s NOT race privilege (white, black, whatever), it’s celebrity. It has nothing at all to do with his race.
That was my point exactly. He didn’t try to evade punishment based on his race, he did it because he’s a celebrity and thinks his fame ought to get him out of any trouble he gets himself into.
How many Black couples do you know that have even been able to get loans from multiple banks of up to $20 Million? I agree a lot of guilty people try an evade punishment, but there aren’t many Black people trying to evade punishment for that amount in bank fraud. A black couple wouldn’t have made it that far down the rabbit hole. The application would have been throughly investigated and denied right at the bank. That is where the White privilege was shown.
Yikes the hammer is about to fall on them.