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Todd Chrisley of 'Chrisley Knows Best' Pleads Innocence on Tax Evasion Charges

Gracious Egedegbe
Aug 14, 2019
01:30 P.M.
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Todd Chrisley and his wife, Julie, find themselves facing up to thirty years of jail time after they were indicted on tax evasion charges.


Todd took to his Instagram page to post a lengthy write-up claiming innocence of any wrongdoing.

Todd Chrisley and Julie Chrisley, stars of the reality television show, “Chrisley Knows Best,” were indicted on charges bordering on tax evasion and bank fraud.


Todd spoke about the indictment for the first time via a lengthy post on his Instagram page, in which he claimed innocence of any wrongdoing.


Todd posted a picture of him surrounded by family members, and beside the picture was a lengthy statement written by Todd and his family in which they stated their innocence and asked for prayers from fans.

In the note, Todd explained that he had never spoken about the issue before now, but felt the need to do so due to the huge cloud hanging over him, his wife, and his family for seven years.


He said the issues began in 2012 when they discovered that a trusted employee of theirs had been stealing from them and was also using fake documents and their forged signatures to rip them off.


When they fired the so-called employee, he ran to the U.S attorney’s office to accuse them of tax evasion, bringing fake documents to back his claims. It was eventually discovered that it was all false, and the Chrisleys were let go.

The former employee didn’t stop there either, as he convinced a new set of investigators to reopen the case and also grant him immunity from facing the charges the Chrisleys had against him. This prompted the new 11-counts charge leveled against him and his wife.


Todd, however, stated that his family were not guilty of any crime and had done everything according to the law. He also expressed confidence that their innocence would be proven when the case begins in court, and that there were enough hard evidence and eye witness accounts to prove so.

Todd also appreciated all those who have contributed to the family’s success. The statement ended with a call from the Chrisleys for prayers from their fans.



Todd and his wife are not the only Chrisleys with a legal battle in their hands. Todd’s son, Chase Chrisley was also accused of having unpaid taxes.

The 23-year-old was charged by the State of Georgia of owing $16,000 worth of payable taxes. He has until 2026 to pay the tax.

The fans of the family would be hoping that Todd and Julie are proved innocent when court proceedings begin.