UPDATED with new statement by Chrisleys’ attorneys
UPDATED with new statement by Chrisleys’ attorneys, 1:13 PM: A grand jury in Atlanta has indicted Chrisley Knows Best stars Todd Chrisley and Julie Chrisley on federal tax-evasion charges. Pr…
on federal tax-evasion charges. Prosecutors said the husband and wife featured on USA Network’s flagship reality series face multiple counts of conspiracy, bank fraud, wire fraud and tax evasion. The Justice Department said the Chrisleys’ accountant, Peter Tarantino, also has been indicted on tax-related offenses. The U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Northern District of Georgia said today: “From at least as early as 2007 through approximately 2012, Todd and Julie Chrisley allegedly conspired to defraud numerous banks by providing the banks with false information such as personal financial statements containing false information, and fabricated bank statements when applying for and receiving millions of dollars in loans.” Related Story The DOJ added, “Todd and Julie Chrisley allegedly did not timely file income tax returns for the 2013, 2014, 2015, and 2016 tax years or timely pay federal income taxes for any of those years.’ Read more details of the indictment below. “Todd and Julie Chrisley are charged not only with defrauding a number of banks by fraudulently obtaining millions of dollars in loans but also with allegedly cheating taxpayers by actively evading paying federal taxes on the money they earned,” According to U.S. Attorney Byung J. “BJay” Pak, said today. “Celebrities face the same justice that everyone does. These are serious federal charges, and they will have their day in court.” The Chrisleys’ attorneys Bruce H. Morris and Stephen Friedberg issued this statement Tuesday: “The allegations contained in the indictment are based on complete falsehoods. The Chrisleys are innocent of all charges.” Morris and Friedberg followed up with a lengthier statement Wednesday: For quite some time now, the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Northern District of Georgia has been conducting an investigation of Todd and Julie Chrisley based for the most part on the demonstrably false allegations of a former officer of a company they owned jointly. We saw the results of this effort yesterday—an indictment against Todd, Julie, and their accountant that relies largely if not entirely on emails that we know Todd never sent but rather were fabricated by this former employee. This individual, identified in the indictment only as “Co-conspirator A,” first approached federal authorities in 2012, claiming he had evidence that Todd had been trying to avoid paying his taxes. What the authorities didn’t know, at least initially, was that he had been fired by the Chrisleys after they discovered he had been falsifying documents, forging their signatures, bugging their home, and intimidating other employees into covering up what amounted to a multi-million-dollar embezzlement scheme. These and many other criminal misdeeds were detailed in a federal RICO suit that the Chrisleys filed against him in 2012. Ironically, it was this lawsuit that sent him to the U.S. Attorney’s office. He wasn’t looking for justice but for revenge and his “evidence” against Todd consisted mainly of falsified documents. Now, seven years later, the government has granted this individual immunity from prosecution for his own crimes and used his false allegations to bring an indictment against the Chrisley. We have no doubt that if this case ever reaches a courtroom, Todd and Julie will be completely exonerated. But in the meantime, their reputation will be sullied by a shamefully unjustified prosecution based on testimony of a dishonest source who has somehow managed to successfully mislead prosecutors. USA Network had no comment when reached by Deadline. Todd Chrisley addressed the charges today in an Instagram post, in which he blames a former employee of the couple for the indictments: Read more: Deadline Hollywood
Lol, he won't make it in prison I need to call my sister. She loves the Chrisleys. I know this news is making her sick!
‘Chrisley Knows Best’ Stars Todd & Julie Chrisley Indicted On Federal Tax-Evasion And Fraud ChargesA grand jury in Atlanta has indicted Chrisley Knows Best stars Todd Chrisley and Julie Chrisley on federal tax-evasion charges. Prosecutors said the husband and wife featured on USA Network’s… wtf LMAO 🤣 y’all really didn’t have to do it to em wit the gif😭😭😭
'Chrisley Knows Best' star Todd Chrisley indicted on tax evasion and other chargesIn an Instagram post, Chrisley insisted that he and his wife had done nothing wrong. Seems the IRS actually know best 🤷🏻♂️ Why were charged filed years after the fact? Seems ridiculous. Who?
'Chrisley Knows Best' star announces federal indictment for tax evasion: 'We have nothing to hide' Todd Chrisley reveals he and his family are the subjects of a forthcoming federal indictment for tax evasion and 'probably a bunch of other financial crimes.' The fakest straight man alive Glad he’s finally coming out of the closet about his tax problems More cheats.
'Chrisley Knows Best' Still Scheduled to Air Remainder of 7th SeasonDespite Todd & Julie Chrisley 's current legal troubles, their popular reality show, ' Chrisley Knows Best ,' will air as planned. GEMINI CROOKS
'Chrisley Knows Best' stars charged with federal tax evasionA federal grand jury in Atlanta on Tuesday indicted reality television stars Todd and Julie Chrisley on charges including tax evasion, alleging among other things that they tried to hide their income from “ Chrisley Knows Best ” from the IRS. Stop making stupid people famous. Just different from most rich people because they got caught . Filthy rich because of the country they live in but unwilling to pay their fair share back . GREED . Who? On what? And wouldn't it be 'Chrisleys Know Best'?
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