Prison Sentence Reduced: Reality TV Stars Julie and Todd Chrisley’s Successful Appeal
Initially sentenced to 12 and 7 years respectively, Todd and Julie saw their prison sentence reduced after a successful appeal.
Initially sentenced to prison in 2022 for tax evasion and fraud convictions, Julie Chrisley and Todd Chrisley, stars of ‘Chrisley Knows Best,’ later had their prison sentence reduced.
According to an article published by Metro, Julie Chrisley and Todd Chrisley, stars of “Chrisley Knows Best,” were initially sentenced to prison in 2022 for tax evasion and fraud convictions. Todd received a 12-year prison sentence reduced, while Julie was sentenced to seven years and now receiving prison sentence reduced. However, they successfully appealed, resulting in reduced prison sentences.
Todd’s prison sentence reduced was reduced by two years, making his release date January 2033. Julie’s prison sentence reduced by 14 months, and will now be released in October 2028.
Their attorney, Jay Surgent, argued that their constitutional rights were violated during the trial, leading to this appeal.
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The couple had been accused of conspiring to defraud local banks of over $30 million in loans, hiding income from their reality show, and using fraudulent loans for personal expenses, such as luxury cars and designer clothes.
According to an article published by WFTV 9, after exhausting the funds, Todd filed for bankruptcy, abandoning over $20 million in fraudulently obtained loans, which eventually led to his prison sentence reduced.
Their reality show and spin-off were canceled following their convictions, despite “Chrisley Knows Best” being renewed for a 10th season shortly before the legal issues arose, resulting in his prison sentence reduced. The Chrisleys are parents to five children, and their daughter Savannah is now the guardian of their grandchild Chloe, with Todd’s prison sentence reduced.