Todd Chrisley and Julie Chrisley have not only lost their freedom, but also their custody. The reality TV couple are collectively facing nearly 20 years behind bars for bank fraud and tax evasion.
The Chrisleys have a large family, including a minor son and a niece.
Todd Chrisley and Julie Chrisley have Savannah Chrisley (25), Chase Chrisley (26) and Grayson Chrisley (16). They also have custody of their granddaughter Chloe Chrisley (10). Chloe is the daughter of Todd’s second son Kyle Chrisley from a previous relationship.
Given that they will not be able to parent properly in prison, Savannah will take custody of Grayson and Chloe.
Savannah Chrisley Opens Up About The Future Of Her Family.
She gets full custody of two minor children when Todd Chrisley and Julie Chrisley appear in federal prison. Their start date for prison service has not yet been set.
Savannah indicated that her family will appeal “immediately”. “I know what my parents have done and haven’t done, and I’m going to stick by them and their innocence and we’re going to continue to fight and file an appeal,” she said on “Unlocked.” “But, my heart also aches for the children of people who may be guilty of something.”
Todd Chrisley was sentenced to 12 years behind bars and 16 months’ probation, while his wife Julie Chrisley received seven years’ imprisonment and 16 months’ probation. Todd was found guilty of conspiracy to defraud community banks out of more than $30 million in fraudulent loans, as well as several tax offences, including conspiracy to defraud the taxman, tax evasion. The matriarch of the Chrisley family was found guilty of wire fraud and obstruction of justice.
The US Attorney’s Office noted that before the couple became stars of a reality TV series, they submitted fake bank accounts, audit reports and personal financial statements to banks to obtain millions of dollars in fraudulent loans, and then spent the money on luxury cars, designer clothes, real estate and travel, and used the new fraudulent loans to repay old loans.