Although their reality show may have depicted them as living a glamorous life, the couple now has to face the reality of serving time in prison.
On Tuesday, Todd and Julie Chrisley, the well-known couple who appeared on the reality series “Chrisley Knows Best,” reported to prison to start serving their terms for tax evasion and fraud offenses.
Todd, who was sentenced to 12 years in jail, met his deadline to report to the Florida minimum security prison camp on Tuesday, according to TMZ, who first reported the news.
On the other hand, Julie reported to the Federal Medical Center Lexington in Lexington, Kentucky, which houses a distinct federal penitentiary. In June 2022, the two entered guilty pleas before an Atlanta federal judge.
As we previously reported, an Atlanta jury has convicted Todd and Julie Chrisley of bank fraud and tax fraud after nearly three weeks of testimony from prosecutors and witnesses back in June.
They were first charged with 12 counts of wire fraud, conspiracy to conduct bank fraud, and conspiracy to defraud the United States in August of 2019, but they pled not guilty. However, on June 7, they were convicted guilty on all counts.
As per the prosecutors, the tv personalities allegedly submitted forged paperwork to banks while requesting loans. Julie also tried to rent a property in California using a bogus credit report and fraudulent bank records.
Furthermore, prosecutors even claimed that they utilized a firm they owned to disguise revenue in order to prevent the IRS from collecting delinquent taxes owed by Todd.
In line with that, they are required to inform their probation officers of any expenditures that exceed $1,000, following the decision in effect at the time.
The pair had earlier submitted papers seeking bail awaiting an appeal, but the judge had rejected their plea; as a result, they are now beginning their jail terms as scheduled.
Green pants, green shirts, white socks, and black steel-toed boots make up Todd’s jail uniform. The institution has a rigid daily routine that begins with the lighting turning on at 4:45 AM daily, which he must adhere to.
Todd and Julie Chrisley are the latest reality TV stars to get a term for tax fraud and evasion. Their report to prison to carry out their terms for fraud and tax evasion is a significant development because it demonstrates that no one is above the law.
Due to their money and power, the Chrisleys were once thought to be invincible, yet their beliefs demonstrate that justice will ultimately prevail. It is possible that more incidents will surface in the future due to the heightened scrutiny of reality TV stars.