Chrisley Knows Best stars Todd Chrisley and Julie Chrisley are facing some serious criminal charges. The couple were charged with tax-related offenses, including tax invasion and bank fraud. While they were indicted this week, Todd claims that the Chrisley family is innocent of the accused crimes. In fact, he says that their former accountant Peter Tarantino has framed them for all of it. Will Julie and Todd Chrisley face time in jail for something they claim innocence?
Chrisley Knows Best: Todd Chrisley & Julie Chrisley Indicted for Tax Evasion and More
Both Todd Chrisley and his wife Julie are being indicted with multiple counts of bank and wire fraud, conspiracy, and tax evasion. Along with Peter Tarantino, the Chrisley Knows Best celebs are facing severe charges. They date all the way back to 2012.
The U.S. Attorney’s Office released a statement of their own. The statement claims that Todd Chrisley and his wife Julie are charged with defrauding multiple banks. It states the Chrisley Knows Best couple obtained millions of dollars in fraudulent loans and evaded paying federal income tax.
Todd Chrisley Claims He’s Innocent
In a post, Todd Chrisley warned fans he and wife Julie Chrisley would be “named in a federal indictment”. But his family wants to tell their side to the story. Reportedly, because they have “nothing to hide” and “have done nothing to be ashamed of.”
Todd Chrisley accused his Peter Tarantino, his former accountant, of being the puppet master behind the whole thing. Because Tarantino had allegedly been caught stealing money from the Chrisley Knows Best family in 2012. So, they fired him, but it resulted in a desire for revenge.
More (thread): Those who follow the Chrisleys know that Todd Chrisley told fans last night there would be a federal indictment coming this week, but he blamed a former, disgruntled employee who he claimed gained immunity in the case by making up stuff to tell the Feds. @wsbtv pic.twitter.com/RrnOIVJg3U
— Nicole Carr (@NicoleCarrWSB) August 13, 2019
Former Employee Fakes Documents To Make Chrisley’s Look Guilty?
The first time Peter Tarantino tried to get the Chrisley family in trouble was by reportedly using faked documents as evidence. But he was unsuccessful. Todd Chrisley explained that all he had to do was share the story behind Tarantino’s separation from employment. Then the U.S. Attorney’s Office realized it was all “nonsense.”
Yet, the disgruntled employee wouldn’t drop the subject. And he found someone else to indict the Chrisley Knows Best celebrities. So, that means the case was reopened, which brings us to today’s official announcement.
Chrisley Knows Best: Todd Says ‘The Truth Will Prevail’
From the Instagram post, Todd Chrisley doesn’t seem immensely worried about the results of the possible trial. Because, according to him, “the truth will prevail and the charges against us will be exposed for the outrageous lies they are”. So, are Todd and Julie telling the truth. Or is their former employee not the puppeteer they claim he is?
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