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Todd and Julie Chrisley are ‘devastated and disappointed’ by the guilty verdict, say lawyer

Todd and Julie Chrisley are speaking a day after they were found guilty in their tax fraud trial. Julie’s attorney, Steve Fridberg, said in a statement to ET that “Chrisley is both disappointed and dismayed by the decision and will appeal.”

“Julie and Todd are extremely grateful for the love and support shown by their family, friends and fans,” the statement read. “They both remain strong in their faith and will continue to ‘fight’ until they are justified. Their priorities are in order and they are currently focused on the welfare of their children and Todd’s mother, Elizabeth Faye Chrisley. are focused.”

The couple share Grayson, 16, Savannah, 24, and Chase, 26. Todd is also the father of 30-year-old Kyle and 32-year-old Lindsie from his first marriage. Todd and Julie Todd’s 78-year-old mother, Faye, is also the caretaker.

On Tuesday, a federal jury found Todd and Julie guilty of conspiracy to defraud community banks out of more than $30 million in fraudulent loans, a press release from the US Attorney’s Office for the Northern District of Georgia said.

The jury also indicted Todd and Julie and their accountant, Peter Tarantino, of several tax offenses, including conspiracy to defraud the IRS. Chrisley was found guilty of tax evasion, and Peter was convicted of filing two false corporate tax returns on behalf of Chrisley’s company. The jury also found Julie guilty of wire fraud and obstruction of justice.

“The jury found that Todd and Julie Chrisley had committed several fraudulent schemes over the years and that their accountant, Peter Tarantino, filed false corporate tax returns on their behalf,” said U.S. Attorney Ryan K. Buchanan said. “This office and our partner agencies will continue to vigorously investigate and prosecute white-collar criminals who violate the law.”

Special Agent Kerry Farley, in charge of FBI Atlanta, said, “As today’s results show, when you lie, cheat and steal, justice is blind to your fame, your fortune, and your status.” Is.” “Finally, when motivated by greed, the verdict of guilty in all cases for these three defendants proves once again that financial crimes do not pay off.”

James E. Dorsey, Special Agent in Charge, IRS-Criminal Investigation agreed, saying, “Todd Chrisley, Julie Chrisley and their certified public accountant, Peter Tarantino, conspired to evade the assessment and payment of Chrisley’s income taxes. Chrisley and Tarantino knew that the law on taxable income was clear and who is required to file and pay taxes. These convictions should send a clear message, regardless of your fame or notoriety, everyone deserves their fair share of taxes. will be held accountable to pay

Todd, Julie and Peter will be sentenced on October 6 and face up to 30 years in prison. insider informed of,

According to the couple’s bond condition form, which ET received until their sentencing, Todd and Julie must participate in a location monitoring program. The couple must pay the full or part of the program cost, depending on their ability to pay, as determined by the probation officer.

Todd and Julie are also ordered to attend home detention. They shall be confined to their residence at all times except in employment, education, religious service, health treatment, attorney visits, court appearances, court-ordered obligations, or other activities pre-approved by the court or probation officer.

Additionally, the couple must alert probation officers of any expenses exceeding $1,000.

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