Chrisley Knows BestStar Todd Chrisley with his wife Julie Chrisley Start your trial Monday in Atlanta. In connection with an August 2018 indictment, the couple faces charges of tax fraud and bank fraud.
In February, prosecutors filed a new indictment. They allege that the couple submitted false bank documents to apply for loans and made false credit reports and statements as they tried to rent a California house. Both refused to pay rent after only a few months.
According to the APTodd Chrisley was also accused of using a film production company that they owned to conceal income and avoid paying taxes. Both are facing charges of conspiracy and bank fraud, five counts for bank fruad, one count of conspiracy the defraud United States of America, and one charge of tax fraud. Julie Chrisley faces additional charges of wire fraud as well as another obstruction of justice.
A Chrisleys accountant is also being charged with conspiracy and willfully falsifying tax returns. Peter Tarantino has pleaded not guilty and The Chrisleys were released on bail until their trial.
The jury selection will be held on Monday, and the opening statements will take place on Tuesday. This is per U.S. District Judge Eleanor Ross’ orders. The trial’s timing comes at a time of great luck for the couple’s reality-TV productions. Both Chrisley Knows Best Growing Up ChrisleyRenew your USA Network and E! Network. E! E! also stated that they have decided to continue with a Todd Chrisley-hosted dating show called “E! Love Limo.
Todd Chrisley tried to be out front before the filing of the initial Indictment back in 2019 with an Instagram statement. It told the story about a disgruntled former employee who was allegedly taking from the couple. “To get revenge, he took a bunch of his phony documents to the U.S. Attorney’s office and told them we had committed all kinds of financial crimes, like tax evasion and bank fraud,”Chrisley’s statement was read at the time. “Somehow, he persuaded a different set of investigators at the U.S. Attorney’s office not only to reopen the case but also to grant him immunity…As a result, it looks like later this week Julie and I are going to be named in a federal indictment charging us with tax evasion and probably a bunch of other financial crimes as well.”
Although the IRS ultimately cleared the couple in that case, this case is now open for prosecution. Will the case be resolved the same way as the previous one? Or will it reveal that the Chrisleys were involved in the illegal activities? The trial will start Monday.