Chile, things are not looking good in the Chrisley household. Todd and Julie Chrisley, the stars of USA Network’s “Chrisley Knows Best,” were indicted today on tax evasion and other charges by a federal grand jury in Atlanta.
The 12-count indictment also includes charges of wire fraud, conspiracy to commit bank fraud and conspiracy to defraud the United States, NBC News reports. The couple could reportedly serve up to 30 years in prison.
Prior to his court appearance today, Todd Chrisley took to social media on Monday to post a lengthy message, maintaining his innocence.
“(We) have nothing to hide and have done nothing to be ashamed of,” he wrote in the post alongside a photo of his smiling family. “Not only do we know we’ve done nothing wrong, but we’ve got a ton of hard evidence and a bunch of corroborating witnesses that proves it.”
The tight-knit Chrisley family moved from the northern Atlanta suburbs to the Nashville area a few years ago. The criminal charges are actually linked to their time in the Georgia cities of Roswell and Alpharetta.
In the post, Chrisley claimed that the legal drama really comes from an unidentified former employee who was fired back in 2012 after the family learned he had been “stealing from us big time.”
He said the ex-employee then retaliated against the family by delivering “phony documents” to the U.S. attorney’s office and lying to federal prosecutors that “we had committed all kinds of financial crimes.”
You can see Todd’s full statement below.
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We’ll keep you posted on any updates, Roommates.
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