What is Going on with Lindsie Chrisley Case?
Todd and Lindsie Chrisley have both been in the news a lot lately, but what exactly is going on?
In mid-August, todd chrisley julie chrisley and his wife were indicted on multiple federal charges. These included bank fraud, wire fraud, and tax evasion. Although they turned themselves in, they pled not guilty and have since maintained that they have done nothing wrong. Now, Todd Chrisley finds himself in another legal battle and this time, it is with his daughter, Lindsie Chrisley.
Lindsie Chrisley’s Case
In her police report, Lindsie stated that Chase had purchased a sex tape of her. Once they had it, both Todd and Chase threatened to make it public if she told the truth about a certain incident. They wanted her to lie for them. A source close to the family says that the incident in question was related to the tax evasion charges her parents are facing.
Other sources have stated that Lindsie’s father suspected his daughter of being involved in the federal investigation against him. That is untrue, and Lindsie continues to maintain she has never leaked any information or had any involvement with her parents’ indictment.
Chance for Reconciliation
Since his daughter pressed charges against him, Todd Chrisley has stated that he is disappointed, but that she will always be his daughter and he will always love her. Lindsie on the other hand, has stated that she would love to reunite with her family. There are obstacles to that reunion, though.
The first is that her father has made many allegations against her. One of these was the fact that Todd accused Lindsie of being unfaithful with Robby Hayes and Josh Murray, two stars from The Bachelorette. Lindsie felt humiliated and degraded after those comments.
Lindsie also has no interest in returning to the television show, Chrisley Knows Best. She has stated, definitively, that if there is a reunion, it will be off-camera. Already, it has been months since Lindsie has spoken with her dad.
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According to AP News, federal prosecutors determined Todd Chrisley could face 22 years and Julie could face 12 and a half years.
Federal Prison Awaits Reality Stars Todd and Julie Chrisley
Accused of both tax fraud and procuring fraudulent loans, Todd and Julie Chrisley now face 19 years of combined jail time.
Fox News Digital reached out to the Chrisleys, but did not receive an immediate response.
Convicted of Multiple Charges, Couple Maintains Innocence
Prosecutors asked the judge to sentence Todd to up to 22 years in prison and Julie up to 13.
Prosecutors claimed that false documents were submitted by the Chrisleys when they made loan applications. In addition, a California tax attorney learned that prosecutors alleged that Julie submitted a fake credit report, as well as fabricated bank statements when attempting to rent a house in California. Prosecutors also stated that Todd tried to prevent the IRS from collecting unpaid taxes by using a company he controlled to hide income.
Court documents state that prosecutors requested that the Chrisleys also pay $20 million in back taxes.
The Chrisleys’ accountant, Peter Tarantino, was also found guilty on two counts of willfully submitting false tax returns. Tarantino will begin his three-year sentence in May after having hip surgery.
Hopes of Dismissal Dashed
There was news of a minor victory in 2019 that gave the couple hope that their problems may be coming to an end. That year, the Georgia Department of Revenue cleared them of tax evasion charges totaling $2 million. Todd and Julie attributed this to the judge “keeping an open mind and reviewing all the evidence.” The amount owed was adjusted to $110,000. At that time, Todd said in a statement that he knew all along they had done nothing wrong and believed they would be fine when “the facts all came out.”
Home Detention and Location Monitoring
After the guilty verdict, U.S. District Judge Eleanor Ross allowed the couple to remain free on bond.
A Request to Stagger Sentences
The “Chrisley Knows Best” reality stars share custody of Todd’s granddaughter, Chloe, who was born in 2012. During sentencing, Julie Chrisley’s IRS tax attorney requested staggered prison terms until their granddaughter is eighteen.
The couple’s sentences will begin on January 15, 2023, although they are appealing the ruling. Those facing tax fraud charges should Google “tax attorney near me” or speak to a legal professional as quickly as possible to avoid bigger problems.