Todd and Julie Chrisley found guilty of tax evasion, could get 30 years – Deadline

The duo who star in USA Network’s current most-watched original series, Chrisley knows bestwere convicted of multiple counts of bank fraud and tax evasion by a federal jury in downtown Atlanta today, according to multiple local reports.

Sentencing is set for October 6 at 9:30 a.m. ET. The couple face up to 30 years in prison.

Federal prosecutors have charged Todd and Julie Chrisley with conspiracy to commit bank fraud, bank fraud, conspiracy to defraud the United States and tax evasion. Julie Chrisley was additionally charged with wire fraud and obstruction of justice.

Specifically, they allegedly defrauded local banks on at least $30 million in loans. Lawyer Annalize Peters said the couple also actively hid millions of dollars they won. Chrisley knows best. The reality TV couple are further accused of giving up more than $20 million they owe by filing for bankruptcy. The Chrisleys’ tax evasion is said to date back to 2009, and after the show debuted in 2014, they were accused of using their 7C productions to evade taxes.

“As today’s result shows, when you lie, cheat and steal, justice is blind to your fame, fortune and position,” said FBI Atlanta Special Agent in Charge Keri Farley. “Ultimately, driven by greed, the verdict of guilty on all counts for these three defendants proves once again that financial crimes don’t pay.” (Editor’s note: The third defendant is a man named Peter Tarantino.)

USA network renewed Chrisley knows best last month for a tenth season. The series will launch new episodes for season nine on June 23. The United States did not comment on today’s decision.

The Chrisleys were released on bail, but the judge stipulated in a court document obtained by Deadline that they must participate in a location surveillance program and house arrest, and are responsible for “all or part of the costs of the program based on your ability to pay as determined by the probation officer.

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