Julie Chrisley’s Sentencing Thrown Out by Federal Appeals Judge

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Reality stars Todd and Julie Chrisley were found guilty of tax fraud in 2022

In November 2022, Todd and Julie Chrisley, stars of the reality television show Chrisley Knows Best, were convicted and sentenced for various charges relating to federal tax evasion and bank fraud. They reported to prison in January 2023, serving what was originally a combined 19-year sentence but has since been slightly reduced to approximately 16 years.

Todd (54) is in Pensacola, Florida, and Julie (51) is in Lexington, Kentucky. After their trial, a representative of the United States Attorneys’ Office said that the evidence was “overwhelming” and that the famous couple had “conspired to evade the IRS.”

Both Todd and Julie filed appeals to the rulings.

Federal appeals judge throws out Julie Chrisley’s sentencing

On Friday (June 21), Julie Chrisley scored a legal victory when a three-judge panel from the 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals found an error in the trial judge’s calculation of her previous sentencing.

According to the Associated Press, the court upheld the convictions against the Chrisleys, but now a lower court must redo her sentencing on what the panel considered a “narrow issue.”

Alex Little of Burr & Forman LLP, who is representing the couple, told the news outlet that they are “hopeful for more good news in the future.” He added:

“We’re pleased that the Court agreed that Julie’s sentence was improper, but we’re obviously disappointed that it rejected Todd’s appeal.”

Julie Chrisley’s many charges included conspiracy to commit bank fraud, tax fraud, and conspiracy to defraud the United States. She was also charged with wire fraud and obstruction of justice.

Todd & Julie Chrisley receive $1 million settlement in misconduct lawsuit

At the beginning of this year, the Chrisleys received a $1 million settlement from a lawsuit filed against Joshua Waites, the former Director of Special Investigations of the state of Georgia Department of Revenue. The suit alleges that Waties committed misconduct when he “specifically targeted” family members in pursuit of charges related to the Chrisleys case.

Alex Little called the settlement an “encouraging sign” and alluded that they would continue to fight the charges.

Stay tuned for updates.

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