Todd Chrisley and Wife Julie Break Silence After Fraud Conviction

Todd Chrisley and Julie Chrisley opened up on their Chrisley Confessions podcast about the "heartbreaking time" they've had since being convicted of bank fraud and tax evasion on June 7.

By Emlyn Travis Jun 19, 2022 5:44 PMTags
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Todd Chrisley and Julie Chrisley are speaking out for the first time following their recent tax fraud conviction. 

The couple revealed on the June 16 episode of their Chrisley Confessions podcast that their life has become a "whirlwind" after an Atlanta federal jury found them guilty of bank fraud and tax evasion earlier this month.  

"We did want to come on today and let everyone know that it's a very sad, heartbreaking time for our family right now," Todd said. "We still hold steadfast in our faith and we trust that God will do what he does best because God's a miracle worker. That's what we're holding out for." 

However, the Chrisley Knows Best star, 53, revealed that there wasn't much that they could share with their fans about their next moves amid their ongoing legal situation.  

"I know all of you guys are wanting to know every detail that is going on in our lives and I have to ask that you respect that we're not allowed to talk about it at present time," Todd shared. "There will come a time." 

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Adding that they were still "alive and kicking," Julie said that she and Todd both greatly appreciate "all the support we have received from everyone" since their conviction.  

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In fact, in the wake of their June 7 verdict, Todd revealed that the couple have received "tens of thousands of messages every day" from their followers as well as mail, gifts and "people delivering food" to their home.  

"It's the love that is spread so far throughout this country for our family is what's truly helping us get up each day," Todd said. "It's a tough time right now." 

While Todd said the couple was "grateful" for fans' generosity, he encouraged their supporters to refrain from sending gifts and offer prayers instead, adding, "A prayer is the greatest gift you can give anybody." 

Todd and Julie also gave an update on their children's reaction to the news. The couple, who married in 1996, share three kids: Chase, 26, Savannah, 24, and Grayson, 16. Todd is also dad to daughter Lindsie, 32, and Kyle, 30, from a previous marriage.  

"The kids are doing as best as they can. A lot of tears, a lot of heartache, a lot of sorrow, a lot of trying to understand how this is where we are right now," Todd shared. "But we are here." 

He also explained that he and his wife, who will be sentenced on Oct. 6, plan to record new episodes of Chrisley Confessions "for as long as we get to do it." Todd continued, "Then Chase and Savannah will take it over and, at that point, they will be the ones that can fill you in on everything that's going on in our lives." 

On a June 8 Instagram Story, Todd's eldest daughter Lindsie called the verdict "not what I had hoped or prayed for" and asked followers to "pray for us during this difficult time."

She added, "I am deeply saddened for myself, my son and my family as a whole."

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