Todd and Julie Chrisley’s lawyer says the couple will attraction following their sentencing Monday for bank fraud and tax evasion.
An lawyer for the Chrisleys, identified for his or her USA Community sequence “Chrisley Knows Best,” mentioned in an announcement that the couple is planning to attraction.
“Yesterday was a difficult day for the Chrisley family. But Todd and Julie are people of faith, and that faith gives them strength as they appeal their convictions,” household lawyer Alex Little mentioned Tuesday. “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.”
Bruce Morris, an lawyer for Todd Chrisley additionally mentioned, “An appeal is planned.”
In June, the USA Community stars were found guilty of fraud, tax evasion, and conspiracy to defraud the US by a federal jury in Atlanta.
Todd Chrisley was sentenced Monday to 12 years in jail, and Julie Chrisley to seven years.
U.S. Lawyer Ryan Ok. Buchanan mentioned in a information launch that the couple conspired to defraud group banks within the Atlanta space to acquire greater than $36 million in private loans. With the assistance of their former enterprise companions, the truth stars submitted false bank statements, audit studies and private monetary statements to Georgia group banks to acquire the loans.
The discharge acknowledged the Chrisleys then spent the cash on varied luxuries earlier than Todd Chrisley filed for chapter “and walked away from more than $20 million of these fraudulently obtained loans.”
U.S. Lawyer Buchanan additionally famous that the Chrisleys did not file returns or pay any taxes for the 2013, 2014, 2015, or 2016 tax years.
Their accountant, Peter Tarantino, was additionally sentenced to 3 years in jail.
Moreover, as a part of sentencing, each Todd and Julie Chrisley must pay an undetermined quantity in restitution that might be decided at a later date.