Todd And Julie Chrisley Face Possible 10-Year Sentence Each For Tax Evasion

Ashabi Azeez
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Television personalities Todd and Julie Chrisley might face sentences of up to ten years. 

This was after the duo was convicted of fraud and tax evasion earlier this year.

Regarding the Chrisley Knows Best couple's ongoing woe, they have been identified by the IRS as tax cheaters.

Federal Prosecutors Suggested A More Severe Sentence For The Chrisleys

The prosecutors argued that the Chrisleys deserved more severe punishment, more than 8 to 9 months of the sentence. This is because most tax cheats try to lie low to avoid being noticed by the IRS. But the Chrisleys did the opposite. One of which is the way they film promotional videos for their reality show portraying their extravagant lifestyles.

In one of the videos, Todd boasted about making millions of dollars yearly. In another video, he was in his expensive house standing in his walking closet as he bragged about spending over $300,000 on clothing.

The Chrisley's Sentence Will Send A Warning To Other Tax Cheaters

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The prosecutors have stated that Todd and Julie's sentence will be a medium to send a warning message to others that tax evasion is a serious offense.  It is also a warning to wealthy tax cheats who hide under the cover of a personal company to avoid paying their taxes. The consequences of these actions will be punishable, one of which is facing a substantial prison sentence.

The Chrisleys Has Been Indicted On Twelve Counts Of Tax Evasion

During the sentencing memorandum, the prosecutors provided evidence that showed their crime is more severe than they thought it was. Evidence has shown that the couple conspired to defraud community banks of tens of millions of dollars.

U.S attorney Ryan K. Buchanan said in a June 2022 press release that Todd and Julie used a false document to obtain more than $30 million in personal loans ahead of the launch of their first television show in 2014. 

Per Us Weekly, the loan obtained was spent on cars, clothes, real estate, and travel while they obtained a new loan to pay for the old loans. Thereafter, Todd claimed he was bankrupt and filed for bankruptcy. Following that, he was able to walk away from 20 million of the loan. However, it was later found out that the couple feigned bankruptcy. Meanwhile, he and his family were earning millions of dollars from their TV shows at the time.

Several Positive Character Assessment About The Chrisleys Were Submitted

The family personal assistant wrote that people don't get to see the Chrisley family for who they truly are. She described the family as being kind, admitting that she has benefited from their kind nature also.

Kandi Burruss-Tucker of Real Housewives of Atlanta described Todd as a caring friend and a devoted advocate for everyone. However, Chrisley's lawyer pleaded that the sentence period should be much lower, between 8 and 9 months. He stated that many people who rely on Todd will be negatively impacted if he is sentenced, most especially his elderly mother.