Reality TV stars Todd and Julie Chrisley face trial for financial crimes – Crime Online

Reality TV debut Todd and Julie Chrisley will go on trial Monday in Atlanta, where they face charges of federal bank fraud and tax evasion.

Despite two indictments — one in August 2019 and another in February — E! just announced a new dating series starring Todd Chrisley titled “Love Limo” and also renewed “Growing Up Chrisley” for another season. USA Network also recently renewed its “Chrisley Knows Best”.

The indictments accuse the Chrisleys of using false documents to apply for loans and using a film production company to hide income from the IRS, reports the New York Post. Other charges stem from a fake credit report and bank statements that Julie Chrisley allegedly used to rent a home in California.

The two Chrisleys were charged with one count of conspiracy to commit bank fraud, five counts of bank fraud, one count of conspiracy to defraud the United States and one count of tax evasion. Julie Chrisley faces additional charges of wire fraud and obstruction of justice.

The Chrisleys’ accountant Peter Tarantino will stand trial alongside the Chrisleys, charged with one count of conspiracy to defraud the United States and two counts of willfully filing false tax returns.

All three pleaded not guilty. Todd Chrisley has publicly accused a former employee who was fired in 2012 of allegedly stealing them. Chrisley wrote on Facebook – before being charged – that the employee took the false documents to the US Attorney’s office and charged the Chrisleys with financial crimes.

Prosecutors say a lot is true, but the Chrisleys ordered this former employee to falsify the documents

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[Featured image: FILE – Todd Chrisley, left, and Julie Chrisley in 2017 (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP, File)]

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