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Todd and Julie Chrisley, the stars of Chrisley Knows Best on the USA Network, have turned themselves into the feds on tax evasion charges. They went to Atlanta to be arrested and were set to appear in court. The couple was indicted yesterday by a grand jury on 12-counts including charges of wire fraud, conspiracy to commit bank fraud and conspiracy to defraud the United States.
The couple could reportedly serve up to 30 years in prison. They turned themselves in saying, they have done nothing wrong. They are maintaining their innocence.
Todd Chrisley took to social media to defend his family, claiming that the legal drama really comes from an unidentified former employee who was fired back in 2012 after the family learned he had been “stealing from us big time.”
He said the ex-employee then retaliated against the family by delivering “phony documents” to the U.S. attorney’s office and lying to federal prosecutors that “we had committed all kinds of financial crimes.”