Todd and Julie Chrisley report to prison on bank fraud and tax evasion convictions


Julie and Todd Chrisley pictured in November 2019. (Photo: Danielle Del Valle/Getty Images for E3 Chophouse Nashville)

According to multiple reports, Julie and Todd Chrisley began their prison sentences on Tuesday.

The couple’s attorney did not respond to Yahoo Entertainment’s requests for comment.

The Chrisley knows best stars – whose show has an unknown future with their mostly adult children – were convicted of bank fraud and tax evasion in June. Though they each risked 30 years behind bars, they were sentenced to a total of 19 years in November. He was ordered to serve 12 years, while she received seven.

They are also not in the same facility. Although they were initially assigned to various prisons in Florida, where he is at the Federal Correctional Institution Pensacola, Entertainment tonight reported that her designated location was changed on Dec. 20 from the Sunshine State’s Correctional Institution Marianna to the Federal Medical Center Lexington in Lexington, Ky, where inmates need medical or mental health care.

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The two have said they are innocent and blame a former employee who acted without their knowledge. They had asked to start their sentences within three weeks, but that was rejected, as was their request for bail pending their appeal to the court.

Julie appeared on their daughter Savannah’s podcast on Tuesday, Unlockedthat was pre-recorded.

“I’ve come to a place, and it’s taken me a while to get there, to know that God has a plan. God has a purpose for my pain. That this isn’t the end of the road for me or our family, ” she said. “And that at some point, I hope and pray, my story will help someone else through their nadir.”

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On Monday night, less than a day before he was due to report, Todd shared footage of Georgia-based gospel singer Karen Peck performing the song “Four Days Late” to a packed audience. “HE is always on time,” he captioned the social media video, before adding the hashtag “#fightthegoodfight.” He, or someone on his team, deleted the post on Tuesday.

He said last month that he felt more religious than ever in the wake of their legal troubles.

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“In this storm we’re in, I feel like I’m closer to God than ever,” Todd said of himself and Julie. Chrisley Confessions podcast just after sentencing. “But I find myself crying out because, you know, it says in the Bible to cry out to God, to cry out to God. And you know, with what we’re going through now, did you hear I do that You’ve heard me say, “God, please, I’m calling out to you.” “I don’t know what else to do. I ask that the truth be revealed. I ask you to shed light where there is darkness. I ask that our enemies be exposed.”


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