Todd and Julie Chrisley ask fans for prayers after fraud and tax evasion conviction

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Todd and Julie Chrisley opened up about their state of mind following their sentencing on their Chrisley Confessions podcast on Wednesday, asking fans for their prayers.

Todd, 53, said he appreciated the outpouring of support from fans after he and Julie, 49, were convicted of federal bank fraud and tax evasion charges on June 7 following a a three-week jury trial.

“I want you all to know that the messages we receive, the mail…the gifts people leave at our doorsteps, the flower arrangements…all of it is just overwhelming and much appreciated,” Todd said. “We don’t want you to… waste your money on things like this.

The latest: Todd and Julie Chrisley opened up about their state of mind following their sentencing on their Chrisley Confessions podcast on Wednesday, asking fans for their prayers. The couple broke up in 2019 in Nashville

He added that he and Julie “don’t need anything” and that “the best gift you can give us is prayer”, to which Julie added: “Amen”.

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On their podcast last week, Todd said the family remained focused on faith amid the tumultuous time.

“We stay true to our faith and hope that God will do what He does best because God is a miracle worker,” Todd said. “We are alive and vibrant, and we appreciate all the support we have received from everyone.”

The couple were first charged in August 2019 and again last February.

Todd, 53, said he appreciated the outpouring of support from fans after he and Julie, 49, were convicted of federal bank fraud and tax evasion charges on June 7.

Todd, 53, said he appreciated the outpouring of support from fans after he and Julie, 49, were convicted of federal bank fraud and tax evasion charges on June 7.

(LR) Faye Chrisley, Chase Chrisley, Todd Chrisley, Savannah Chrisley, Chloe Chrisley, Julie Chrisley and Grayson Chrisley were seen in a promotional photo for the series

(LR) Faye Chrisley, Chase Chrisley, Todd Chrisley, Savannah Chrisley, Chloe Chrisley, Julie Chrisley and Grayson Chrisley were seen in a promotional photo for the series

The reality TV stars were found guilty of conspiracy to take out more than $30 million in loans under fraudulent circumstances and Julie was found guilty of obstruction of justice and wire fraud, the office of the US Attorney Ryan Buchanan, according to the UKTN.

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Prosecutors said the Chrisleys, seeking loans, provided banks with false documents and that Julie provided a fake credit report and bank statements when looking for a California home rental. Prosecutors said the Chrisleys hid income through a corporation they had in an effort to prevent the IRS from taking Todd Chrisley’s delinquent tax totals.

Following the sentencing, the Chrisleys were placed under house arrest and supervised by U.S. District Judge Eleanor Ross, and must notify their probation officer of any purchases over $1,000.

An accountant who worked with the couple, Peter Tarantino, is on bail after a jury found him guilty of conspiracy and filing fraudulent tax returns, officials said.

Among those testifying at trial was Mark Braddock, a former business partner of Todd’s who told the court that he and Todd had an affair in the early 2000s, according to Business Insider.

Braddock, a married father and grandfather, testified last month that he and Chrisley paid a blackmailer to keep the affair secret; and that he had aided Chrisley in many of the crimes he had committed.

Braddock, who was granted immunity in exchange for his testimony, said he and Chrisley had a friendship they compared to “brotherhood” until a falling out in 2012; and that he alerted the FBI to their ongoing tax issues.

Todd Chrisley’s attorney, Bruce Morris, said he expected to appeal the case.

The Chrisleys and Tarantino are scheduled to be sentenced on October 6.

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