What’s next for Todd and Julie Chrisley after “tough day” of jail time


Todd and Juliet Chrisley intend to continue their fight.

The couple, who were each sentenced to several years in prison on Nov. 21 for fraud convictions, have plans for the future of their case, as the family’s lawyers Alex Klein of Burr & Forman LLP tells E! News.

“Yesterday was a difficult day for the Chrisley family,” Little said in a Nov. 22 statement. “But Todd and Julie are people of faith, and that faith gives them strength when they call on their beliefs.”

Little made allegations about problems within the Chrisley knows best star trial, which concluded on June 7 after about three weeks of testimony.

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“Their trial was marred by serious and repeated errors, including the government lying to jurors about the taxes the couple paid,” the statement continued. “Based on these issues, we are optimistic about the road ahead.”

The US Attorney’s Office public information officer in Georgia declined to comment when E! News.

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On November 21, Todd was sentenced to 12 years behind bars, while Julie was sentenced to seven years in prison. The decision comes after the pair were found guilty in June by an Atlanta federal jury on 12 counts, including wire fraud, conspiracy to commit bank fraud and conspiracy to defraud the United States. They pleaded not guilty to anyone.

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Following the jury’s decision, Todd’s attorney told E! News that he was “disappointed with the verdict” and they plan to appeal.

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At the time, lawyer Kate Mangles, who is not affiliated with the case, exclusively told E! News her thoughts on the decision to appeal.

“I would say it’s a very low percentage of appeals that are awarded,” Kate, who is an attorney with Kinsella Weitzman Iser Kump Holley LLP, said in June. “So much evidence has been presented that even if perhaps one piece of evidence was wrongly adduced or one witness was excluded, at the end of the day an appeals court could still say it was insubstantial and it was not prejudicial, So even if we find a mistake, we’re not going to fall over and we’re not going to do another trial.”

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