Actuality stars Todd and Julie Chrisley appeared in court docket and pleaded not responsible on Wednesday, hours after they turned themselves in for indictments of tax evasion and different monetary crimes.
In accordance with WSBTV Atlanta, the Chrisley Is aware of Greatest stars walked into the courtroom “shackled,” however walked out “vowing to fight.” A decide set an unsecured bond of $100,000 every with journey restrictions. (Todd, 50, and Julie, 46, are allowed to go to California for taping of their actuality present so long as they notify probation officers.)
“We stand in our faith, and we stand in what we know is right. We are fortunate to have the counsel that we have and our family will stick together, and we’ll walk this road because we know that the good Lord will hold our hand and take us through,” Todd advised native reporters.
NEW AT 5 (thread): “…We know that the Good Lord will hold our hand and take us through.”We caught up w/Todd and Julie Chrisley after federal arraignment They walked right into a courtroom shackled and walked out vowing to battle a 12-ct tax evasion, monetary crimes indictment @wsbtv pic.twitter.com/qALB6VwacP
— Nicole Carr (@NicoleCarrWSB) August 14, 2019
In an announcement to PEOPLE on Wednesday, the household’s attorneys, Bruce H. Morris and Stephen Friedberg, stated, “For quite some time now, the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Northern District of Georgia has been conducting an investigation of Todd and Julie Chrisley based for the most part on the demonstrably false allegations of a former officer of a company they owned jointly. We saw the results of this effort yesterday—an indictment against Todd, Julie, and their accountant that relies largely if not entirely on emails that we know Todd never sent but rather were fabricated …”
They added that they believed a former worker was making the allegations in retaliation for “a federal RICO suit that the Chrisleys filed against him in 2012. Ironically, it was this lawsuit that sent him to the U.S. Attorney’s office. He wasn’t looking for justice but for revenge …” (Courtroom information point out that Julie Chrisley filed a federal RICO lawsuit in 2012 towards an government of Chrisley Asset Administration. The lawsuit was in the end dismissed by the court docket.) “Now, seven years later, the government has granted this individual immunity from prosecution … to bring an indictment against the Chrisleys.”
The attorneys stated of their assertion, “We have no doubt that if this case ever reaches a courtroom, Todd and Julie will be completely exonerated. But in the meantime, their reputation will be sullied by a shamefully unjustified prosecution,” they concluded.
Hours previous to the looks, Todd and Julie turned themselves in to the Federal Bureau of Investigation — in the future after being hit with 12-count indictment that spans 9 years. The indictment, obtained by PEOPLE, alleges that the Chrisleys participated in tax evasion, wire fraud and conspiracy financial institution fraud.
Prosecutors additionally declare the Chrisleys additionally used their manufacturing firm, 7 C Manufacturing, to cover their actuality TV earnings from the IRS, and allege that Todd directed an worker to falsify earnings and asset paperwork.
The couple gained fame when Chrisley Is aware of Greatest premiered on USA Community in 2014. Rising Up Chrisley — a derivative following son Chase, 23, and daughter Savannah, 22 — started airing in April.
#Breaking (thread):Todd and Julie Chrisley have turned themselves into the FBI. They got here to Atlanta to show on this morning. Will seem in federal court docket immediately for first look. ICYMI: This is the federal indictment information we broke yesterday:https://t.co/JfrFitMjzP @wsbtv
— Nicole Carr (@NicoleCarrWSB) August 14, 2019
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The night time previous to the indictment, Todd shared a prolonged Instagram assertion denying any wrongdoing on behalf of himself and his spouse. As a substitute, he pointed blame at an unidentified ex-employee who he claimed had stolen from his household, created “phony documents” and cast signatures years in the past.
“I’ve never talked about this publicly before, but there’s been a cloud hanging over Julie and me and our entire family for the past seven years. It all started back in 2012, when we discovered that a trusted employee of ours had been stealing from us big time,” he started the put up.
Thank you all for your love and support. Our family will forever be grateful God bless you all!
A post shared by Todd Chrisley (@toddchrisley) on Aug 12, 2019 at 2:11pm PDT
“As a result, it looks like later this week Julie and I are going to be named in a federal indictment charging us with tax evasion and probably a bunch of other financial crimes as well,” he stated.
The patriarch added, “We know we’ve done nothing wrong. … I’m telling you all this now because we have nothing to hide and have done nothing to be ashamed of. 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.”
Shortly after Todd launched the assertion, Savannah (who just lately obtained engaged) left a supportive remark.
“Thank you for being YOU! You have and always will be the glue that holds us all together. God has a much bigger plan for all of us and this is just part of it,” she wrote.
The household’s former accountant, Peter Tarantino, is going through the identical costs.